NYC Honorary Street Names


Margaret Sanger Square (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Bleecker Street and Mott Street
Honoree: Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was public health nurse who witnessed countless women die of self-inflicted or back-alley abortions. In 1916 she opened America's first birth control clinic in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. It was shut down 9 days later, and Sanger was charged with obscenity and jailed for 30 days. After further legal battles her clinic eventually became part of Planned Parenthood of New York City. In Aprl 1992, PPNYC moved its headquarters to 26 Bleecker St. at the corner of Mott Street. (POC 1993 v. 1-A p. 230)

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