NYC Honorary Street Names

Rodriguez P.

Postacia Rodriguez Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Hooper Street and South 3rd Street
Honoree:  Postacia Rodriguez (1947-2010), an employee of NYCHA, was crucial to achieving representation of the Latino population that was the majority in school district 14. In 1986, she helped parents organize against the separate conditions Hasidic advocates were proposing at P.S. 16. Ms. Rodriguez along with others led a boycott and was even arrested for civil disobedience in the name of equality. She advocated for access to healthcare, public safety, equal representation in our school boards, and Latino identity. She was Vice President of the Brooklyn Dominican Day Parade, was a Community Advisory Board Member for Woodhull Hospital, was and was the first woman of Dominican descent to run for District Leader. (Reynoso)

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