NYC Honorary Street Names
Bishop Moses Taylor Way (Queens)
Location:Between 40th Avenue and 12th Street
Honoree: Bishop Moses Taylor (1924-2004) founded The Long Island City Gospel Tabernacle as well as the Astoria Outreach Ministries and the Center of Hope International (COHI), which provides various services to the needy.
Darryl Anthony Taylor Street (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of Osgood Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue
Honoree: Darryl Anthony Taylor (b. 1949) was working for General Telecom at the World Trade Center when he was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Det. Raymond “Pally” Taylor Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Forest Avenue and Pelton Avenue
Honoree: Raymond Taylor joined the NYPD in 1957. As a detective assigned to the Crimes Against Persons Squad on Staten Island, he arrested John Gotti for murder. He was instrumental in starting the NYPD’s Joint Organized Crime Task Force in the late 1960’s.
Dr. Billy Taylor Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the southeast corner of 138th Street and Fifth Avenue
Honoree: Billy Taylor was pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, lecturer and author. He earned a doctorate in music education from the University of Massachusetts in 1975 and later had a higher profile on television than any other jazz musician of his generation. In 1965 he founded Jazzmobile, which presented free outdoor concerts throughout New York City. He lectured about jazz at music schools and wrote articles for DownBeat, Saturday Review and other publications on jazz. He wrote more than 300 compositions. (Dickens)
Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 192nd Street and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Malik Taylor (1970-2016) was a rapper known as Phife Dawg. He was a member of A Tribe Called Quest, a hip-hop group from New York which broke up and reunited multiple times through the years. A Tribe Called Quest formed in 1985 and released five albums that sold millions of copies. The groups’ album 'Midnight Marauders' is often ranked as one of the best hip-hop albums of all-time. Taylor also released a solo album in 2000 called 'Ventilatio: Da LP.' He died of complications from diabetes. (Miller)
Police Officer Deon L. Taylor Way (Bronx)
Present name:Simpson Street
Location:Between East 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue
Honoree: Police Officer Deon Taylor (d. 2008) joined the NYPD in 2005, working first in the Transit Bureau and then the narcotics team. He was killed while serving his second military tour with the US Army in Afghanistan.
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