NYC Honorary Street Names


Jose “Tuffy” Sanchez Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Union Street and Columbia Street
Honoree: Jose “Tuffy” Sanchez (1933-2005) was a Korean War veteran and a community leader in Red Hook. In the early 1960’s, he became co-owner of the 3&1 Social Club in Brooklyn. He was a pioneer in promoting Latin music, in clubs and concerts in many of NYC's dance hall venues. In the late 1960s, he established the Teen Canteen which provided neighborhood youth with jobs and opportunities. He helped organize street concerts on Baltic Street in 1965, 1970 and 1976. He founded the nonprofit Puerto Rican Waterfront Corporation, funded under President Johnson’s War on Poverty, as well as the Neighborhood Youth Corps., a city -funded summer program. He helped create the Independent Neighborhood Democrats in Red Hook and campaigned against the destruction of the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood for a proposed Port Authority container port. (Lander)
Police Officer Anthony Sanchez Way (Manhattan)
Present name:E 21st St
Location:Beween Second and Third Avenues.
Honoree: Anthony Sanchez, born in Brooklyn in 1965, joined the NYPD in 1987. He was an outstading officer. In the ten years he served at the 13th Precinct, He earned fifteen commendations for excellent police duty and three for meritorious service. He was shot and killed in the line of duty on May 19, 1997 at the age of 31.
Reverend Manuel T. Sanchez Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the Northwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street
Honoree: Reverend Manuel T. Sanchez (1907-1991) was the founding pastor of the Spanish Pentecostal Church in 1933, later renamed Antioch Pentecostal Church. He served as Senior Pastor for 56 years and was an inspiration to over 30 pastors who have served there.
Yolanda Sanchez Place (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of East 120th Street and Lexington Avenue
Honoree: Yolanda Sanchez was an author, educator, social worker, community organizer, and administrator. She was the executive director of, and helped create, the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs (PRACA) in the 1960’sShe was instrumental in the creation of three major institutions for the poor and working class of East Harlem: Taino Towers (Section 8 housing), Boriken Health Center (primary care) and Casabe Houses (senior housing). (Mark-Viverito)

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