NYC Honorary Street Names


Mother Clara Hale Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West 122nd Street
Location:between Malcolm X Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
Honoree: Mrs. Clara Hale (1905-1992) better known as “Mother” Hale was the founder of the child-care agency Hale House. She began fostering children in 1940. As problems with the drug abuse increased in Harlem, she increasingly cared for babies addicted to heroin before birth or infected with the AIDS virus.

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