NYC Honorary Street Names
Cherry Lane (Manhattan)
Present name:Commerce Street
Location:between 7th Avenue and Barrow Street
Honoree: Commerce Street, it is said, was originally called “Cherry Lane” because of the abundance of cherry trees in the vicinity. The Cherry Lane Theater is a venue for acclaimed and emerging playwrights and a laboratory for the development of new works.
Cherry Street (Queens)
Present name:39th Avenue
Location:Between Douglaston Parkway and Little Neck Road (also known as 38th Drive)
Honoree: This was the historic name of 39th Avenue prior to the 1920s, when local streets were given numerical designations. This street is within the Douglaston-Little Neck historic district. .
Vernon Cherry Way (Queens)
Location:Between 48th Street and 51st Street
Honoree: Firefighter Vernon Cherry, 49, was born and raised in Woodside. He had a distinguished 28-year career with the NYFD. He died on September 11, 2001, during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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