NYC Honorary Street Names
Ilka Tanya Payan Memorial Park (Manhattan)
Location:An existing park located on West 156th Street between Riverside Drive and Broadway
Honoree: Ilka Tanya Payan (1943-1996) was famous for her portrayal of the villainous Carmen Delia on the Spanish-language TV soap opera “Angelica, Mi Vida.” She was also a lawyer and a columnist for El Diario-La Prensa. In 1993, she shocked the Latin-American community by revealing that she was HIV positive.. She was actively involved in AIDS-related causes until her death.
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