NYC Honorary Street Names


Gary Lincoff Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and 95th Street
Honoree: Gary Lincoff (d. 2018) was an internationally renowned mycologist (mushroom expert). His books include the ever popular Audubon Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He was the former president of the New York Mycological Society and taught courses at the New York Botanical Gardens for over 40 years. Nearly all current mycologists, both amateur and professional credit his teaching. He was sought-after by news outlets, and also by physicians in cases of of mushroom poisoning. In addition to NYMS, he was president of the North American Mushroom Association. Although a world-wide inspiration, he mostly explored Central Park, identifying more than 700 species of fungi there by the time of his death. (Rosenthal)

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