NYC Honorary Street Names


Harry G. English Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 73rd Street and 3rd Avenue
Honoree: Harry G. English (1921-2002) had a law practice in Bay Ridge for over 50 years. He helped organize philanthropic endowments and often provided pro bono services to worthy causes. In the late 1970ís, he helped implement a program to rehabilitate abandoned buildings in Bay Ridge. For a number of years he was president of the Bay Ridge Development Corporation.
James English Way (Queens)
Present name:242nd Street
Location:Between 138th Avenue and North Conduit Avenue
Honoree: Jim English served as President, Vice President, Board Chairman, and Vice Chairman of the Rosedale Civic Association, and its Board of Governors. He was a set coordinator of the Rosedale Civilian Patrol, and was one of the first members to complete the NYC Police Academy Training Program for Civilian Patrols. He was also a founding member of the Eastern Queens Alliance and formed a connection between Rosedale and the organization, S.A.F.E. (Sane Aviation for Everyone). He helped Rosedale receive several grants which led to the purchasing of pollution monitoring equipment through SAFE. In 2009, the Board of Trustees of the Rosedale Civic Association named him Chairman Emeritus. (Richards)
Joe English Way (Manhattan)
Present name:none
Location:the northeast corner of the intersection of West 212th Street and Broadway
Honoree: Joe English (1940-1997), prompted by the murder of a local business owner, helped found the Inwood Patrol, a civilian patrol under the auspices of the 34th Precinct. He served nine years as its Director and during this time increased volunteer efforts in the area ten-fold.

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