NYC Honorary Street Names


Ken Siegelman Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:West 5th Street
Location:Between Avenue V and Wolf Place
Honoree: Ken Siegelman (d. 2009) was a social studies teacher for 33 years at Abraham Lincoln High School. English was an unfamiliar language in his classroom of Russian and Spanish teens so he developed a classroom poetry curriculum to bridge the language gap. In 2002, he was appointed Brooklyn Poet Laureate by Borough President Marty Markowitz.

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