NYC Honorary Street Names


Bishop James W. Ferguson Way (Queens)
Present name:97th Street
Location:Between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue
Honoree:  Bishop James Ferguson (1925-2018) established a working relationship with Elmcor Youth and Adult Center in 1982. It started with the Junior Choir caroling in front of Elmcor during the Christmas in 1982, and led to an outreach ministry. The relationship has been instrumental to many of the residents, who have not returned to prison, and have freed themselves from drug addiction. He also initiated the Corona East Elmhurst Clergy Association (CEECA), which addresses troublesome activity brought to the attention of the clergy by the local police precinct. Bishop James is credited with the Gospel Explosion and the Gospel Crusade, outdor events involving numerous churches in the community. During the late 1990s, a Health Fair component was added to meet the needs of the community. Bishop James is also credited with initiating the continuing outreach work at Elm York Assisted Living on Ditmars Blvd. (Moya)
Sergeant Keith A. Ferguson Way (Bronx)
Present name:Ely Avenue
Location:Between Hammersley Avenue and Adee Avenue
Honoree:  Keith A. Ferguson (1965-2004) served with the New York City Police Department for 17 years. He was on patrol in lower Manhattan as part of the NYPD anti-terrorism unit when he heard a foot patrol officer calling for assistance in chasing a suspect. While running to assist the officer in the chase, Sergeant Ferguson suffered a heart attack and died. In June 2005, he was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Purple Shield Medal (King)

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