NYC Honorary Street Names


Blessed Edmund Rice Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West 124th Street
Location:Malcolm X Bouevard and Mount Morris Park West
Honoree: Edmund Rice (1762-1844) devoted his life to the education of poor children, and in 1802 founded the Christian Brothers to continue his work. Ignatius Rice High School was opened in 1938 on West 124th Street. In 1996 he was given the title "Blessed Edmund Rice," the first step in the process of being declared a saint.
Crossing Guard Joan Rice Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Underneath the St. Paulís Avenue street sign at the northeast corner of Cebra Avenue
Honoree: In 1968, Joan Rice (1921-2006) began her part-time job as a crossing guard in 1968. It became a 25-year labor of love for the children of Trinity Lutheran School. She was so well loved that in 1975, during a citywide layoff of all crossing guards, the community took up a collection to pay her salary. At the time, she was one of the only crossing guards on duty in the entire city.
LL: 2007/28

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