NYC Honorary Street Names


Halvor A. James Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of 198th Street and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Halvor A. James (1936-2018) served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant and later worked 32 years for the City of New York Department of Social Services. He was also very active in the National Association of Social Workers; the Retirees of District 37 AFSCME; served as president of the St. Albans Civic Improvement Association; and was a member of the Friends of St. Albans Library, the United 199th Street Block Association, the Southeast Queens Crime Task Force, Jamaica NAACP, the Douglas/King, Elmer Blackurne and Guy R. Brewer Democratic Clubs, and president of the PTA at P.S. 95 in Queens. He was also first vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizen Center and an active member of the Hampton Alumni Association. (Miller)
James Court (Queens)
Present name:163rd Drive
Location:Between 104th Street and Hawtree Basin
Honoree: This section of the bill would co-name what is now called 163rd Drive in Queens, James Court.
Reverend Dr. Hylton L. James Boulevard (Brooklyn)
Present name:Bergen Street
Location:Ralph Avenue and Kingston Avenue
Honoree: Dr. James (1908-1978) was called to Brooklyn’s Berean Baptist Church in 1948. Under his leadership the greatly expanded congregation, now called the Berean Missionary Baptist Church opened its new building on Bergen Street in 1961.

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