NYC Honorary Street Names
Isaac Bashevis Singer Boulevard (Manhattan)
Present name:West 86th Street
Location:Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) was a novelist and short story writer. He wrote in Yiddish but his works were translated into numerous other languages, and were made into plays and films. In 1978 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Mr. Singer lived for many years in the Belnord Apartments on this block.
Lori Allison Singer Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Clearmont Avenue
Location:Between Albourne Ave. and Uncas Ave.
Honoree: Lori Singer (1979-1998) joined the Army following the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. After completing basic training, Lori was driving to her base in Mississippi when a drunk driver crossed the median and hit her head on. She was killed on impact.
Rabbi Dr. Joseph I. Singer Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of West End Avenue and Cass Place
Honoree: Rabbi Dr. Joseph I. Singer (d. 2004) was spiritual leader of the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center for nearly 50 years beginning in 1947 and thereafter as Rabbi Emeritus until his death. He was also a scholar and educator who taught at Stern College of Yeshiva University and Kingsborough Community College.
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