NYC Honorary Street Names


Tohma Y. Faulkner Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Decatur Street
Location:Between Tompkins Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard
Honoree: Tohma Y. Faulkner (1954-2008) served as second vice chair of Community Board 3; on the board of directors of the Vannguard Urban Improvement Association; on the steering committee of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District; and was also active in the Bethany Baptist Church. A former president of the Brownstoners, she was also one of the founders of BedStuy Alive!, a week-long festival promoting tourism and stimulating community pride in one of the largest African-American communities in the United States. The Tohma Y. Faulkner Community Award is given to New York residents whose dedication and contributions to the Bed-Stuy community embody her legacy. (Cornegy)

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