NYC Honorary Street Names


Leslie Lewis Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Wyckoff Street
Location:Between Bond Street and Nevins Street
Honoree: Leslie Lewis (1927-2016), a World War II veteran and former owner of an exhibit construction firm, moved to Brooklyn in the 1980s. Concerned about public safety in his neighborhood, he volunteered with the 84th Precinct Community Council and in 1993 became its president and a public safety liaison for Brooklyn Borough Hall. He was also responsible for the concept of ‘Job Power,’ which he developed as a way to bring together employers and minorities living in urban areas. This plan was pitched to the Department of Labor and he received thanks from President Nixon for his ideas. This concept evolved into the modern-day job fair, a now commonly used method to bring job seekers and employers together. (Levin)
Police Officer Edmund F. Lewis Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Amber Street and Clarke Avenue
Honoree: Edmund F. Lewis was killed by a drunk driver at the age of 29. He was a Police Officer for almost 9 years and volunteered at Ground Zero for many weeks after the attacks.

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