NYC Honorary Street Names


Coleman Square (Queens)
Present name:159th Avenue
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of 159th Avenue and Coleman Square
Honoree: This street name change is being done to help alleviate a confusion at this intersection.
Lamont “Big L” Coleman Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 140th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard
Honoree: Lamont “Big L” Coleman (1974-1999) was an American rapper and songwriter from Harlem who was considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. He was known amongst underground hip-hop fans for his freestyling ability and eventually signed to Colombia Records. He was killed by an unknown assailant in 1999. Since then, many tributes have been given to him by The Source magazine, and a mural was constructed in his honor at 140th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard. The mural attracts over 4,000 visitors each year. (Perkins)

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