NYC Honorary Street Names
Bob Stern Way (Queens)
Present name:Steinway Street
Location:Between 31st Avenue and Broadway
Honoree: Robert H. “Bob” Stern (d. 1998) owned Sig Stern Inc., a popular children’s store on Steinway Street until 1975, when he embarked on a second career as a real estate broker. He successfully led the Steinway Merchants in their efforts to establish a Steinway Street Business Improvement District and was its president until his death.
Isaac Stern Place (Manhattan)
Location:The southeast corner of the intersection of West 57th Street and 7th Avenue
Honoree: Isaac Stern (1920-2001) was one of the leading violinists of the 20th century. He made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 1937, and made many subsequent appearances here. In the 1960s, when Carnegie Hall was slated to be demolished to avoid competition with the new Philharmonic Hall, Isaac Stern led the successful campaign to preserves Carnegie Hall and presided over its restoration as one of the world’s great concert halls and musical institutions.
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