NYC Honorary Street Names


Harry Warren Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Bay 38th St
Location:Bounded by Benson Ave and Bath Ave
Honoree: Harry Warren (1893-1981) was one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th Century. Born Salvatore Guaragna in Brooklyn, he wrote nearly 700 songs including three Oscar winners: "Lullaby of Broadway" (1935); "You'll Never Know" (1945); and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" (1946). The naming also honors the nearby Harry Warren Theater, establised in 1982 and home to the Ryan Repertory Company.
Mary Warren Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Sheffield Avenue
Location:Between Fulton Street and Livonia Avenue
Honoree: Mary Warren (d. 2001) worked for the Housing Authority for 13 years before becoming Special Assistant to Congressman Edolphus Towns. She was also involved with both youth and the elderly as a Community Relations Associate for the Wartburg Lutheran Home for the Aging and as a Recreation Specialist at the Brownsville Recreation Center. She was District Leader for the 40th Assembly District for three terms, and president of a tenant association at Unity Plaza Housing for over 20 years.

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