NYC Honorary Street Names


David F. Bluford Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 178th Place and Murdock Avenue
Honoree: David Franklin Bluford (1932-2020) a Korean War veteran, completed his undergraduate degree at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and then earned Masters of Arts from CUNY Hunter College, as well as certifications for Advanced Study in Education at Columbia University and St. John’s University. He later served as an Assistant Superintendent and Junior High School Principal in East Harlem’s Community School District 4, and was a middle school teacher in Brooklyn’s Community School District 23. His history as an administrator included stints as director of the Upward Bound college preparatory program at CUNY Queens College, and adjunct professor of educational administration at CUNY Brooklyn College and St. John’s University. Locally, he served on the Board of Directors of the Queens Urban League, and as Chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center and Community School Board 29 in Southeast Queens. His personal affiliations also include the Jamaica NAACP branch, Freemasons, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Miller)

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