NYC Honorary Street Names


Adolph S. Ochs Street (Manhattan)
Present name:W 43rd St
Location:Between Broadway and 8th Ave
Honoree: Adolph S. Ochs (1858-1935) began working at age 11 as a paper carrier and by 1878 was publisher of the Chattanooga (TN) Times. In 1896 he learned that the then-struggling New York Times might be for sale. He acquired controlling ownership that year and built the Times into one of the world's most respected newspapers. The paper is still controlled by his descendents. At the time of this naming the newspaper's offices were at 229 West 43rd Street, which was was built during Ochs' tenure.

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