NYC Honorary Street Names


Art Kane: Harlem 1958 Place (Manhattan)
Present name:East 126th Street
Location:Between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue
Honoree: This co-naming commemorates the 60th Anniversary of a black-and-white photograph that has become an iconic image in the history of jazz and of Harlem. Titled 'Harlem 1958,' it shows 57 musicians, including nearly all of the most famous jazz figures of that era, gathered in front of 17 West 126th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues. It was taken on August 12, 1958 by freelance photographer Art Kane (1925-1995) for Esquire magazine, which published the photo in its January 1959 issue. The image has come to be called A Great Day in Harlem, which is actually the name of the 1994 Oscar-nominated documentary about the photo. (Perkins)
Tom Kane Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 88th Street and Colonial Road
Honoree: Tom Kane, a life-long resident of Bay Ridge, was dedicated to the youth of his community. He was very active in sports, development and arts. He coached CYO baseball for many years and served as Commissioner of Baseball for St. Patrick’s Parish. He worked as a behavioral therapist for Thursday’s Child, an early intervention program for autistic children and was on the board of the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, which helps families of children fighting cancer. (Gentile)

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