NYC Honorary Street Names
Andy “Pops” King Jr. Way (Bronx)
Location:Southeast corner of East 215th Street and Barnes Avenue
Honoree: Andy King (dates?) served in the Korean War for three years and later founded the King 5 basketball team organization in the early 1970’s. The organization assisted in getting the neighborhood youth off the streets and provided youths with recreational activity and cultivated leadership skills. He financed trips outside of the Bronx for the participants to meet professional basketball players and participate in basketball championship tournaments across the city and Westchester County. Kings 5 included more than 10,000 youths, ages 8 to 40 and has been the longest running basketball program to exist in the northeast Bronx. (Johnson)
Jack King Way (Queens)
Location:Southeast corner of Beach 130th Street and Cronston Avenue
Honoree: Jack King (d. 2009) coached his son’s CYO team at St. Francis de Sales, and helped the parish build a successful baseball program. As president of the 100th Precinct Community Council, he created a network of activism across the precinct and peninsula.
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue (Bronx)
Present name:Bartow Avenue
Location:in its entirety
Honoree: This designation honors the famed civil rights leader (b. 1929) who organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led the 1963 March on Washington, and was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The designation applies to the entire length of Bartow Avenue.
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