NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Derrick E. Griffith Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Montgomery Street
Location:Between Bedford Avenue and Franklin Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Griffith (1971-2015) served as the Acting Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Medgar Evers College. Prior to joining Medgar Evers College he was Executive Director of Groundwork, Inc., a Brooklyn-based community organization working to increase college access among residents of public housing developments. Earlier, he was the founding Director and Principal of CUNY Prep Transitional High School, a model school that continues to offer out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 18 an opportunity for full-time study in order to qualify for admission to college. (Cumbo)
LL:L.L. 2016/23
Michael Griffith Street (Brooklyn)
Present name:Pacific Street
Location:Albany Avenue and Ralph Avenue
Honoree: On the night of December 20, 1986, Michael Griffith, a construction worker, and three friends were in a car that broke down on Cross Bay Boulevard near a pizzeria, which they then entered to eat. When the three men left, a crowd armed with baseball bats confronted them and chased them to Shore Parkway where Michael Griffith was hit by a car and killed. He was 23 years old.

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