NYC Honorary Street Names


Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Place (Manhattan)
Present name:Asser Levy Place
Location:East 23rd to East 24th Street
Honoree:  The Jewish War Veterans is the oldest active veterans’ service organization in the United States, founded in 1896 by Jewish veterans of the Civil War.
Jewish War Veterans of the USA and Ladies Auxiliary (Bronx)
Present name:Pelham Parkway South
Location:Between White Plains Road and Cruger Avenue
Honoree: The Jewish War Veterans of the USA was founded in 1896. I replaced the former Hebrew Union Veterans, which had been formed to protect the civil rights of Jewish soldiers of the Civil War. As of 1994, the JWV had 50,000 members nationwide including 1,000 in the Bronx. Its Ladies Auxiliaries had 25,000 members nationwide with 600 in the Bronx.

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