NYC Honorary Street Names


Cecil Corbin-Mark Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of 143rd Street and Convent Avenue
Honoree: Cecil Corbin-Mark (d. 2020) was the Deputy Director of the non-profit WE ACT for Environmental Justice. He was an environmental advocate from Harlem who advocated for health protections and climate action and was instrumental in getting environmental laws passed. Prior to joining WE ACT, he worked for the Bronx County District Attorney, NYS Justice Hon. W. T. Martin, the Mellon Minority Scholars Program and the NY Public Library. He served on the Center for Environmental Health, Clean and Healthy New York, the Louis E. Burnham Fund, the West Harlem Development Corporation, and Friends of the Earth USA. He was the recipient of the 2010 Earth Day New York Award and the 2018 Marshall England Memorial Public Health Award. He assisted in the passage of a number of environmental justice laws, from lead paint regulations to emission reductions targeting climate change. He advocated at City Hall and the State Capitol, and testified before Congress about the health risks of climate change. He also helped run summer basketball teams for neighborhood youth and mentored formerly incarcerated teens through the Friends of Island Academy. Tragically, he died of a stroke at the age of 51. (Levine)

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