NYC Honorary Street Names


Governor Felix Watt IV Place (Bronx)
Present name:Barnes Avenue
Location:East 217th and East 218th Streets
Honoree: Governor Felix Watt IV (1926-1999) was a member of Community Board 12 and active in local politics. After becoming blind at the age of 53, he obtained a B.A. from Columbia University, became a guidance counselor, and was Secretary of the Board of the Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS).
Sgt. Kimel L. Watt Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Hemlock Street
Location:Between Blake Avenue and Dumont Avenue
Honoree: Sgt. Kimel L. Watt (1985-2007), who was born in the West Indies, served in the U.S. Armyin Iraqi Campaign Medal Patch for participating in Operation Iraq. He was killed when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

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