NYC Honorary Street Names


Marie Christopher Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Stanton Street and Pitt Street
Honoree: Marie Christopher (1947-2013) was a respected community leader who fought for affordable and sustainable housing and economic justice in Manhattan's Lower East Side. She worked to rid her building of a notorious drug dealer through police patrols and a site complaint program. As a member of the Citizens Committee for New York and a founding member of the Alliance for a Drug Free City, she advised dozens of organizations, often in communities considered among the most dangerous in the nation. She also fought to get the New York City Council to enact Local Law 79 which, had it not been overturned by the courts, would have given tenants in post-1973 Mitchell-Lama and Project Based Section 8 buildings the first right to purchase their buildings. (Mendez and Chin)

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