NYC Honorary Street Names

Smith. B.

Barbara Smith Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Deerfield Road and Beach 25th Street
Honoree:  Barbara Smith (d. 2019) immigrated from Jamaica in 1968 and worked for 14 years in a Brooklyn nursing home. After buying a home in Far Rockaway in 1979, she became an E.K.G. Technician at St. Johnís Episcopal Nursing Home in Far Rockaway. She also joined the Deerfield Area Civic Association and served for many years as its President. She was very involved with the Community Police, Community Board 14, Queens Borough President, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation and the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula. She was also a member of the NAACP and a delegate for 1199 SEIU at St. Johnís Episcopal Nursing Home. (Richards)

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