NYC Honorary Street Names


Janet Freeman Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Kenmare Street
Honoree: Janet Freeman was a community organizer and tenant advocate. She founded the Croman Tenants Association; the Coalition to Protect Public Housing and Section 8; and Co-op Watch, to prevent evictions through phony conversions. She started campaigns to organize tenants against aggressive landlords, phony demolitions, and harassment in and around Chinatown and Little Italy. . (Chin)
Julius Freeman Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 191st Street and Nashville Boulevard
Honoree: Julius Freeman (1927-2016) served in WWII as a medic with the 332nd Tuskegee Airmen. In 2007, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush. After the war, he was a successful car salesman and became the first African-American spokesperson to appear on TV commercials in Ohio. After he retired in 2008, he visited schools to educate youth about the Tuskegee Airmen. (Richards)
Tamitha Freeman Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Schenck Avenue
Location:Between Cozine Avenue and Flatlands Avenue
Honoree: Tamitha Freeman (b. 1966) worked for the Aon Corporation at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.

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