NYC Honorary Street Names


Abe Lebewohl Park (Manhattan)
Present name:St. Mark's Park
Location:Park at northwest corner of East 10th Street and Second Avenue.
Honoree: Abe Lebewohl (1931-1996) came to the US after surviving World War II and years in a displaced-persons camp. In 1954 he opened a delicatessen at Second Avenue and 10th Street. It was patronized by actors and patrons of the Yiddish Theatre, then in its waning days, and later become a popular East Village dining spot, On March 4, 1996, at age 64, Abe Lebewohl was killed in a robbery.

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