NYC Honorary Street Names


Carlos Lezama Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of Brooklyn Avenue and St. Johnís Place
Honoree: Carlos Lezama (d. 2007), is known as the father of the Cityís annual West Indian American Day Carnival.† The original Carnival in New York City took place in Harlem. Beginning in the mid 1960ís, Carlos Lezama directed his efforts, with his friend Rufus Goring, to firmly establishing Carnival in Brooklyn.†

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