NYC Honorary Street Names
Joe Horvath Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West 52nd Street.
Location:Between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues.
Honoree: As a youth, Joe Horvath (1945-1995) was a member of the Police Athletic League's William J. Duncan Center. In 1961, he was hired as a summer aide at the center and eventually became its director. When the original Duncan Center was to be demolished in 1970, he found a vacant building nearby on West 52nd Street and raised funds to create a new Duncan Center. Except for a stint in the Army as a medic, he was a career employee of the PAL until his death.
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