NYC Honorary Street Names


Army SPC. Alex Jimenez Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:37th Drive at the north corners of 104th, 107th and 108th Streets
Honoree: Army Specialist Alex Jimenez was kidnapped after an ambush south of Baghdad in May 2007. Approximately one year later, the U.S. military found and identified his body. He was killed in the line of duty.
Ramon J. Jimenez Corner (Bronx)
Present name:East 149th Street
Location:Between Walton Avenue and the Grand Concourse
Honoree: Ramon J. Jimenez was a community activist, who for decades led the fight to save Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, spoke out against police brutality and led a campaign to remove the leadership that had mismanaged the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. He also wrote investigative pieces, political analyses and represented injured workers and single mothers facing evictions. He led the 1976 protests that saved Hostos Community College from closing during a fiscal crisis. (Salamanca)

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