NYC Honorary Street Names


Jane Jacobs Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Hudson Street
Location:Between Perry Street and West 11th Street
Honoree: Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), came to prominence as a community activist in Greenwich Village, where her efforts helped thwart the construction of the Lower Manhattan Expressway. Her books, beginning with “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” have had a worldwide influence on urban planning.
Jerry Jacobs Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Hillel Place
Location:Between Campus Road and Flatbush Avenue
Honoree: Jerry Jacobs (1934-2002) was a teacher for 27 years, a mentor, veteran, husband, father and grandfather. In 1968, he was a McCarthy delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Ruby Jacobs Walk (Brooklyn)
Present name:Stillwell Avenue
Location:East side of Stillwell Avenue between the Bowery and the Boardwalk
Honoree: Rubin “Ruby” Jacobs (1922-2000) was a lifelong resident of Coney Island, where he operated boardwalk bath houses and owned a series of popular bars and restaurants. He was a tireless advocate for Coney Island. His last establishment, Ruby’s Bar, is an unofficial museum with hundreds of photos of Coney Island in its heyday.

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