NYC Honorary Street Names
Boimah Cooper Drive (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Hanover Street sign at the southwest corner of Palma Drive
Honoree: Boimah Cooper (1999-2006) was discovered by a group from the Staten Island Liberian Community Association (SILCA) during a Humanitarian Relief Mission. He was found under a tree crying and unable to walk with bones bulging from his back. The group brought him to America for spinal reconstructive surgery. During his year in the U.S., he attended PS 57 and basically adopted the children as his extended family.
William Cooper Walk (Queens)
Present name:62nd Road
Location:Between the south side of Queens Boulevard and Saunders Streets
Honoree: William Cooper (1897-1987) was President and Chairman of Green Bus Lines, which he had founded in 1925. This block is where the first Green Lines bus began its route. Mr. Cooper was a major contributor to the Lighthouse for the Blind in Queens and was also board chairman of the Rego Park Jewish Center for over two decades.
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