NYC Honorary Street Names


Apostle John H. Boyd Sr. Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 219th Street and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Rev. John Boyd founded New Greater Bethel Ministries in 1972. In 1975, the church acquired the Cambria Heights theater complex as its new home. The congregation established a food pantry and a soup kitchen, giving free meals to hundreds of homeless individuals. Boyd also created the Set Free Prison Ministry, to help meet the spiritual needs of the incarcerated. In 1993, the congregation expanded to include a location at 215-32 Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village.(Comrie)
Margie Boyd Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of 219th Street and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Margie Boyd (1924-2017) was the Co-Pastor and First Lady of the New Greater Bethel Ministries. She served as the head of the Bethel Christian School, the food pantries and the Women's Department where she worked with over 2,300 young women daily. She was a member of many civic organizations; worked closely with Community Boards; and was the founder of the annual Give Back to the Community Day, where she would provide clothing, food, music and other services. (Miller)
Thelma Boyd Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:East 170th Street
Location:Between Webster Avenue and Third Avenue
Honoree: Thelma Boyd (d. 2005) moved to Morris Houses in 1953 and was a tenant advocate for over 50 years, particularly for residents of Claremont Village.

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