NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Rutland Road
Location:Between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus (1921-2016) was a diplomat, a humanitarian, and a tireless advocate for Caribbean-Americans and many others among the diverse population of Brooklyn. He helped resolve the Crown Heights riots as part of a group created by the late Governor Mario M. Cuomo. Born in Petite Martinique, Grenada, he graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in 1948 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1953. He practiced dentistry in New York City for 32 years before becoming Grenada's Ambassador to the United Nations in 1985, a position he held until 1990, and again from 1996 to 2004. While serving as a diplomat in the United Nations, he was not only an advocate for Grenada, but he spoke out on behalf of Caribbean, Latin American, and other small countries. He served for a year as the Vice-President of the UN General Assembly, and for a month was the Assembly's Acting President. He was instrumental in establishing the West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn and the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce. Among his many professional and civic awards, he was named a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. (Eugene)

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