NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Walter A. Kyte Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Glenmore Avenue
Location:Between Watkins Street and Van Sinderin Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Walter A. Kyte (1946-2013) was raised in Guyana and moved to the United States after high school. He began his career with the NYC Board of Education in 1973 and later became the Assistant Principal of JHS 263 in Brooklyn and went on to be Principal at PS/IS 298. Under his leadership, it was ranked among the top schools in the city for achievements in Reading and Mathematics. In 2004, he was named Superintendent of District 23, where he also brought about significant progress in both Reading and Mathematics. In 2005, the District was ranked first in the city. He was the first Guyanese to serve as a Community School District Superintendent in New York City. He was also a member of the Queens Mediation Association and the New York State Mediation Association. After he retired, he worked as a consultant to the NYS Department of Education; and served as a board member or advisor to several non-profit organizations. (Espinal)

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