NYC Honorary Street Names


Altagracia Diloné Levat Way (Manhattan)
Present name:166th Street
Location:Between St. Nicholas Avenue and Audubon Avenue
Honoree: Altagracia Diloné Levat (1957-2014) was the director of the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, where she initiated and oversaw programs of classical and folkloric music, dance and art reaching more than 1,000 children. She also held positions at the Women's Project Theater in Manhattan, and the Clay Arts Center in Port Chester. She served as vice president for communications and marketing at Legal Momentum, a legal defense and education organization focused on women's rights; as associate dean of New York Law School, the first Dominican-American of that rank in the United States; and as assistant dean at Pace University Law School. She wass a consultant at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, a board member of the Alliance of Dominican Classical Artists, and a pro bono advisor to the printmaking collective Dominican York Proyecto Gráfica. (Rodriguez)

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