NYC Honorary Street Names


Corine Pettey Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 101st Street and Central Park West
Honoree:  Corine Pettey (1930-2015) had a 30-year career with the NYC Board of Education as a teacher and elementary school principal. In the 1960s, she had joined the Riverside Democrats and advocated for the law which today prevents renters from being evicted by landlords converting their rental buildings to co-ops. She was later elected a Democratic District Leader. After retiring from the Board of Education in 2004, she returned to political advocacy, joining the board of Three Parks Independent Democrats. She was elected annually as a judicial delegate to the Supreme Court Judicial Convention. She also advocated for the Upper Westside Neighborhood Retail Streets bill to preserve small businesses, and to stop fracking in New York State. (Levine)

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