NYC Honorary Street Names


Normandía Maldonado Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Amsterdam Avenue
Location:Between 166th Street and 167th Street
Honoree: Normandía Maldonado (1929-2018) was a folklorist as well as a staunch advocate and leader in the Dominican community. She co-founded Club Civico y Cultural Juan Pablo Duarte, Inc. currently known as the Instituto Duartiano de los Estados Unidos, Inc, the second oldest Dominican cultural organization in New York. The organization was responsible for the creation of the statue of Juan Pablo Duarte, the founding father of the Dominican Republic, on the Avenue of Americas near Canal Street. She also co-founded the Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya in 1967 and also co-founded the Dominican Day Parade, Inc. She was dedicated to teaching children about Dominican traditions and customs in both the Dominican Republic and New York. She was honored by local organizations and institutions, such as Alianza Dominicana and the Dominican Folklore Hall of Fame. (Rodriguez)

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