NYC Honorary Street Names


Sylvia Simowitz Way (Queens)
Present name:89th Road
Location:Between 130th Street and 132nd Street
Honoree: Sylvia Simowitz (1919-1998) worked for 32 years for the drug treatment organization now known as Samaritan Village. She joined it in 1966 as a volunteer assistant and eventually became its Executive Vice-President. During her tenure it grew from a storefront counseling center to a network of 13 locations providing services to 1,500 men and women. Its flagship facility is located at 130-15 89th Road.
LL:2001/ 68

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