NYC Honorary Street Names


Nikola Tesla Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of West 40th Street and Avenue of the Americas
Honoree: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), a pioneering electrical engineer, was born in what is now Croatia and came to the US in 1884. For a time he worked for Thomas Edison. Later, he developed a series of inventions crucial to the feasibility of AC electrical systems and devices, and in 1888 licensed his patents to the Westinghouse Company. He was also reponsible for numerous advances in the use of X-Rays and radio. From 1884 to his death he lived mainly in New York City and spent many hours here in Bryant Park, developing the scientific theories that help to revolutionize modern life.

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