NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Joan Maynard Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Buffalo Avenue
Location:Between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street
Honoree: Joan Maynard (1928-2006 ) was the driving force behind the preservation of Weeksville, the pre-Civil War community of freed slaves on the edge of Crown Heights, just south of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Maynard reintroduced the country to a once-thriving Brooklyn community that included New York’s first black police officer and first black female physician. The houses were designated a city landmark in 1970 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. In 2012, the Weeksville houses were opened to the public following their $3 million renovation. (Vann)
Firefighter Keithroy Maynard Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:11th Street
Location:Between 7th and 8th Avenues
Honoree: Kiethroy Maynard (b. 1971) was killed on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

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