NYC Honorary Street Names
John Hicks Way (Manhattan)
Present name:West 139th Street
Location:Between Edgecombe Avenue and Frederick Douglas Boulevard
Honoree: John Hicks (1941-2006) was an influential jazz musician. He played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, with the singer Betty Carter, and with Woody Herman's big band. In the late 1970s his career as a leader gained momentum and went on to record many albums under his own name.
Lt. James D. Hicks Way (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Cromwell Avenue and Jefferson Street
Honoree: James David Hicks (1961-1987) was commissioned as an officer in the Naval Reserve in 1984. He trained as a fighter pilot and served aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga in the Mediterranean Sea, participating in the United States action against Libya. He was tragically killed on a training mission in Stumpy Point, North Carolina.
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