NYC Honorary Street Names
Douglas Road (Queens)
Present name:Douglas Road and Marinette Street
Location:Between West Drive and Hillside Avenue (also known as 38th Road)
Honoree: Sometime in the 1920s, streets in Douglaston and Little Neck were numbered to bring them in line with the New York City street grid. In the 1970s, some the named streets were reinstated. These were official map changes at the time, but some names were mistakenly left uncorrected or corrected with new errors. This designation rectifies such an error.
Harry Douglas Way (Queens)
Present name:Sidway Place
Location:Between Selover Road and Farmers Boulevard
Honoree: Harry M. Douglas (d. 1999) was the lead singer of The Deep River Boys, a gospel group that toured the world for more than 30 years. He also gave almost a quarter century of service to his community as Vice-President of the Merrick Boulevard Local Development Corporation and a founder of the Springfield Gardens Business Merchants Association. He was responsible for the annual installation of holiday lights on Merrick Boulevard.
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