NYC Honorary Street Names


Manchild Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Frederick Douglas Boulevard
Location:between 145th Street and 146th Street
Honoree:  The name refers to “Manchild in the Promised Land,” the 1965 novel by Claude Brown (1937-2002), based on his own childhood growing up in Harlem. Sent to reform school for the first time at the age of 11, Brown struggled to get an education and eventually became a lawyer, writer and lecturer. See also Claude Brown Corner.

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