NYC Honorary Street Names


Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and West 17th Street.
Honoree: Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon (1823-1896), born in England, came to New York as a child and in 1850 joined the Sisters of Charity. In 1869, with two other sisters, she established the New York Founding Hospital in a rented house at 17 East 12th Street. In 1881 it expanded to to include a separate maternity hospital and adoption services. "The Foundling," now located at this corner, cares for 9,000 childrena and families each year.

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