NYC Honorary Street Names
Max Gordon Corner (Manhattan)
Location:Corner of Seventh Avenue South and Waverly Place.
Honoree: Max Gordon (1903-1989) was the owner of the Village Vanguard, one of the most influential clubs in the history of jazz, for 54 years. It was also a venue for poets, folk singers and comics. After a year on Greenwich Avenue, it moved to its present site in 1936. Gordon is credited with discovering Judy Holliday, Betty Comden and Adolph Green He also aided the careers of Barbra Streisand Eartha Kitt and Aretha Franklin.
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