NYC Honorary Street Names
Robert R Tilitz Place (Queens)
Location:Between Justice Avenue and 51st Street.
Honoree: Mr. Tilitz (1909-1996) moved to Elmhurst in 1917. After service in World War II, in which he rose to the rank of Captain, he attended the New School and went on to a career at the Veterans Administration. After retiring, he taught social services at Columbia University. Active in his Emhurst Community, he volunteered at a Mental health clinic; , was president of the Newtown Civic Association; was associate editor of The Newtown Crier; served on Community Board 4; was a trustee of the Queensboro Library System for 13 years; and was often referred to as the "Mayor of Emhurst."
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