NYC Honorary Street Names
Cornell Edwards Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 13th Street
Location:Between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue
Honoree: Cornell Edwards (1932-2011) was a leader in the Third Avenue Artists, Tenants and Businessmen’s Association; founded the East 13th St. Block Association; chaired Community Board 3’s Land Use/Housing Committee; and was a trustee at Mother A.M.E. Zion Church.
Detective Omar J. Edwards Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 123rd Street
Location:Between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Honoree: Omar Edwards, was assigned to the 25th Precinct anti-crime team. In 2009, he was fatally shot in a friendly fire incident while he was in plainclothes chasing a man who had just broken into his car
Detective Rudolph Vinston Edwards, Sr. Way (Bronx)
Location:Intersection of Schieffelin Avenue and Baychester Avenue
Honoree: Rudolph Vinston Edwards, Sr. (1932-2008) was a New York City Housing Authority Police Officer. In 1969, he was assigned to Edenwald Houses where he was known as Rudy the Cop and the Mayor of Edenwald. There, he assisted grief stricken families, helped deliver babies and served as a role model and mentor . He retired as a Detective.
Edward Edwards Lane (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Gifford’s Lane and Margaret Street
Honoree: Ed Edwards (1930-2005) was a pioneer in “downsizing” Staten Island communities, having been at the forefront of that movement with the Giffords Civic Association’s effort to preserve the unique character of Great Kills Town. He was also a strong advocate for the public library system.
Melody Anne-Simone Edwards Way (Queens)
Location:Northeast corner of 118th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard
Honoree: Melody Anne-Simone Edwards (1999-2017) was killed in a tragic Queens Village house fire during a visit to a friend's home to tutor one of the children living there. The Melody Anne-Simone Edwards Scholarship was set up in commemoration of her determination and unyielding desire for higher education. Under the program, two $500 scholarships will be awarded to seniors attending a college. (Miller)
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