NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Jerry V. Burns Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Greene Avenue
Location:Between Patchen Avenue and Broadway
Honoree:  Jerry V. Burns (1942-2012) was the pastor and founder of the Open Door Church of God in Christ, which he served for 36 years. He opened a food pantry and soup kitchen serving approximately 3,000 people on a weekly basis. The church also provided biblical studies, counseling sessions, clothing, food and donated items to the community. He received numerous awards and citations for community service. (Mealy)
W. Haywood Burns Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of Convent Avenue and West 143rd Street
Honoree: W. Haywood Burns (1940-1995) was a distinguished civil rights lawyer and former Dean of of CUNY Law School at Queens College. While in South Africa to attend an international conference in South Africa, he was killed by a truck running a stop sign.

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