NYC Honorary Street Names


NYS Assemblyman Ivan Lafayette Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 92nd Street and 34th Avenue
Honoree:  Ivan Lafayette (1930-2016), a veteran of the U.S. Army, served over 30 years in the State Assembly. Throughout his career he advocated for schools; passed legislation that made it illegal to drive without insurance; and was also one of the first elected officials to support same-sex marriage in New York. He was a founding member of the Jackson Heights/Elmhurst Kehillah, or Jewish Community Council, a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 209, president of the Jackson Heights Community Federation, and a trustee of the North Queens Homeowner and Civic Association. (Dromm)

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