NYC Honorary Street Names


John McKean Square (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of East 43rd Street and Tudor City Place
Honoree: John McKean, a retired real estate executive, was a tenant leader. He founded the Tudor City Association and served as its president for 20 years. In 1980, he famously rallied neighbors to form a human chain around Tudor City's two privately-owned parks, which the developer Harry Helmsley had sent bulldozers to clear for the construction 45-story skyscrapers. The parks were retained and are now within the Tudor City Historic District. Mr. McKean died in 1993 at 85.

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