NYC Honorary Street Names
Almetha M. Reed Place (Bronx)
Present name:West 190th Street
Location:Between Davidson Avenue and Grand Avenue
Honoree: Almetha Melinda Reed (1928-1999) was a past president of the 52nd Pct. Community Council; a member of Community Board 7; a member of the African American Caribbean Heritage Day Parade Council; a member of the Tremont Avenue Block Association; Organizer of the Davidson Avenue Block Association; and active in several other civic, church and charitable groups. .
Philip Reed Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 111th Street
Location:Between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
Honoree: Phillip Reed (1949-2008) was the first openly gay black member of the New York City Council, representing East Harlem and parts of the Upper West Side and the South Bronx. He was a champion of asthma prevention legislation, HIV/AIDS programs, and affordable housing.
Phyllis Yvonne Reed Plaza (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of Davidson Avenue and West Kingsbridge Road
Honoree: Phyllis Yvonne Reed (1943-2009) was a longtime Bronx activist who founded one of the first black-owned advertising agencies, Dalmatian Enterprises Inc.,
Richard Reed, Jr. Place (Bronx)
Present name:East 166th Street
Location:Between Union Avenue and Tinton Avenue
Honoree: Richard Reed, Jr. (d. 2005) retired after a 34 year career as a Recreation Director for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. He was one of the founders of the Bronx Foundation, a founder of the annual “Old Timers Day” and a former member of Community Boards 3, serving on its Quality of Life Committee.
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