NYC Honorary Street Names


Walt Whitman Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Dekalb Avenue and Ryerson Street
Honoree: Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, journalist and essayist who is considered one of America’s most influential poets. He published "Leaves of Grass," a landmark in American literature. He worked as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War which inspired him to write a collection called Drum Taps, in connection with the experiences of soldiers. (Cumbo)

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