NYC Honorary Street Names


Helen Marshall Blvd (Queens)
Present name:Northern Boulevard
Location:Between 94th Street and 111th Street
Honoree: Helen Marshall (1929-2017) was the director of the Langston Hughes Library on Northern Boulevard, which she founded in 1969. She served in the State Assembly for 8 years and then served on the City Council for 10 years. From 2002 to 2013, she was the first African-American and the second woman to serve as the Queens Borough President. She supported job training programs and economic development, and was a devoted supporter of the Queens Public Library. (Ferreras-Copeland)
Thurgood Marshall Boulevard (Manhattan)
Present name:Edgecombe Avenue
Location:Between 150th Street and 155th Street
Honoree: Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was an American jurist and the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He served for 24 years compiling a liberal record that included strong support for Constitutional protection of individual rights.

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