NYC Honorary Street Names


Henry McCoy Jr. Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Ovid Place and Dormans Road
Honoree: Henry McCoy Jr. (1926-2013) served in the US Army and worked for the US Post Office before being appointed to the NYPD in 1957. He rose through the ranks to Lieutenant , serving as a commanding officer and coordinator of youth division activities for the Borough of Manhattan; and citywide coordinator for the Special Court Diversion Project which steered youth away from anti-social behavior into constructive activity. In 1981 he retired from the NYPD and then served 11 years as a City Marshall. He established the United for Progress Democratic Club in 1993, was a board member and Vice President of the Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club, and was active in several other civic, professional and youth-service organizations. He was president of Youth and Tennis, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides year round instruction in public parks and schools. (Miller)

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