NYC Honorary Street Names


Assemblywoman Geraldine L. Daniels Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of 132nd Street and Lenox Avenue
Honoree: Geraldine Daniels (1938-2012) was a member of the New Era Democratic Club, executive member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club, and later represented Harlem's 70th Assembly District for 12 years. During her tenure, she secured funding for Harlem schools, chaired the Sub-Committee on Preventative Health Care and ensured that Harlem Hospital received its own licensing. She was the first African-American woman to chair a standing committee in the Assembly and chair the Majority Steering Committee. These accomplishments made her the first African-American woman to be significantly incorporated into the Majority Leadership. She was also a member of the New York Branch NAACP, the National Association of Negro and Business Professional Women, and the Eastern Star Prince Hall Temple. (Perkins)

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