NYC Honorary Street Names
Kevin Mahon Avenue (Queens)
Present name:38th Avenue
Location:65th Street and 69th Street
Honoree: Kevin W. Mahon (1951-1998) was 16 when he organized the Win-Wood Neighborhood Association (“Win-Wood”), later leading it in a campaign to upgrade Roosevelt Avenue. With his father, he went on to found Woodside On The Move, which brought economic, cultural, employment, housing and youth programs to the community.
Police Officer Kenneth Mahon Place (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of East 147th Street and Southern Boulevard
Honoree: Officer Kenneth Mahon, a Vietnam veteran, joined the NYPD in 1968. He was he was decorated by the department 36 times, had over 259 arrests and disarmed about 50 people. He was killed in the line of duty in 1974 while trying to apprehend a robbery suspect.
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