NYC Honorary Street Names

Buffington

Lydia Buffington Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Luquer Street
Location:Between Clinton Street and Hamilton Avenue
Honoree:  Lydia Buffington (d. 2013) was a dedicated advocate for the Gowanus and Carroll Gardens neighborhoods. She was the organizer of the annual Court Street Fair, and was instrumental in the formation of the now decade old PumpkinFest, held every October. She advocated strongly for a Business Improvement District. Today, a steering committee is working to form a BID on Court and Smith Streets, which will be an enormous boost to the community she helped create. At the Gowanus Community Development Corporation, she worked as a tenant organizer and an advocate for affordable and senior housing. She served on CB6ís Youth/Human Services/Education Committee and the Economic/Waterfront/Community Development and Housing Committees. (Lander)
LL:2015/15


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