NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Rev. Clarence Norman Sr. and Ellen Norman Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Rogers Avenue
Location:Between Eastern Parkway and Union Street
Honoree: Rev. Clarence Norman Sr. (1930-2015)led the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights for over 60 years. It now has approximately 2,000 members. He also served as Protestant Chaplain for the New York State Division of Parole; Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center for Law and Social Justice of Medgar Evers College; Chairman of the Orange Housing Authority in Orange, New Jersey; and served three terms as a Democratic County Committeeman in Orange, New Jersey. In 1987 he founded the Local Development Corp. of Crown Heights. It has built 21 buildings in Crown Heights, providing 800 units of housing for seniors and low-income families. Ellen Norman (1942-2016) began a career with the Brooklyn Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children where she worked as a child protective agent for over 25 years. She served on the Usher Board at the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg. (Cumbo)

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