NYC Honorary Street Names


Bishop Landon E. Penn Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Eastern Parkway
Location:Between Ralph Avenue and Howard Avenue
Honoree: Bishop Landon E. Penn (1933-2011) founded the Universal Temple Church of God in Crown Heights in 1969. He served as a liaison between the Crown Heights community and the NYPD, founded public housing and drug prevention programs, and provided food and clothing for the homeless. He served as president of the 73rd Precinct Clergy Council and a member of Community Board 16. Bishop Penn received numerous awards and citations for his service to the community, including a Lifetime of Good Citizenry from the New York State Assembly, Outstanding Leadership, Dedication to the Improvement of Life in the Community from the 55th Democratic Club, a proclamation from the Borough President regarding National Night Out Against Crime, Lifetime of Good Citizenry from the New York City Council, an honorary award in Recognition of Spiritual Leadership and a proclamation in Recognition of the Partnership Between Community Leaders and the New York City Police Department after 9/11. He also received the Honorary Man of the Year Award for Leadership and Community Service from the Federation of Multicultural Programs, a certificate of recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community from the US House of Representatives and a citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Citizens of Brooklyn from the Kings County District Attorney. (Ampry-Samuel)

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