NYC Honorary Street Names


Goldie M. Maple Drive (Queens)
Present name:57th Street and Beach Channel Drive
Location:Between Almeda Avenue and Shore Front Parkway
Honoree: Goldie M. Maple died in 2004 at the age of 65. For over 40 years, she was a community activist and parent leader in the Rockaways. She was elected to the Community School Board, was a member of the NAACP, a founder of the New Democratic Coalition, and a member of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation.
Jack Maple Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 108th Street and Park Lane South
Honoree:  Jack Maple 1952-2001) was the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner for Crime Control Strategies in the mid-1990s. He is best known for his creation of COMPSTAT, a method of employing statistical data to track, identify and pinpoint priorities for the deployment of law-enforcement resources. It brought innovation, accountability and new crime fighting techniques to the New York Police Department and has been adopted by police departments across America. He was one of the great innovators in law enforcement who helped to make New York City the safest large city in America. COMPSTAT won an award from the Ford Foundation and has been adopted in scores of other cities.(Ulrich)

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