NYC Honorary Street Names
The Honorable Percy E. Sutton Avenue (Manhattan)
Present name:Fifth Avenue
Location:Between 124th Street at Marcus Garvey Park and 142nd Street
Honoree: Percy Sutton (1920-2009), after serving as a New York State Assemblyman, was Borough President of Manhattan from 1966 to 1977. In 1967 he convened the first caucus of Afro-American elected and appointed officials at the University of Chicago. He was also a successful businessman and was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.
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