NYC Honorary Street Names
Nicholas Polonski Walk (Brooklyn)
Present name:North 6th Street
Location:between Driggs Avenue and Bedford Avenue
Honoree: In the 1970s Nicholas Polonski (1916-1999), a decorated veteran of World War II, led the fight against S&S Corrugated Paper Machinery when the City condemned 92 apartments to prevent S&S from moving its jobs elsewhere. Although the houses were destroyed, Polonski and others formed the Northside Community Development Council to fight for replacement housing, a senior citizens center and to protect their neighborhood. It is still providing services to its community.
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