NYC Honorary Street Names


Joel Samuels Plaza (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:On the south side of Brighton Beach Avenue opposite its intersection with Brighton 11th Street.
Honoree: Joel B. Samuels was born in Brighton Beach in 1943 and was active in community affairs throughout his life. In 1977 he became vice president of the Brighton Neighborhood Association and was later the organization's Co-Executive Dirictor. He was also active in Kiwanis Inernational and a board member of the Shorefront Y. He was instrumental in bringing youth programs to the shorefront community. Mr. Samuels died in 1989.
Warren L. Samuels Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Emmons Avenue
Location:Between Nostrand Avenue and Haring Streeet
Honoree: Warren L. Samuels (1940-2002) was Community Affairs Director for the New York City Department of Transportation and was also active in a remarkable number of civic and charitable organizations in Brooklyn. For more than 15 years, he was a key figure in organizing the New York City Marathon and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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