NYC Honorary Street Names


Granville T. Woods Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:On the corner of Stillwell Avenue and Mermaid Avenue
Honoree: Granville T. Woods (1856-1910) developed a variety of inventions relating to the railroad industry. His greatest and most recognizable invention was the third rail, which made subway travel possible. Another of his inventions, one that all who enjoy Coney Island should be grateful for, was the electrical figure-8 amusement apparatus that led to the first of many roller coasters.
Patrick J. Woods Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of Richmond Road and Jefferson Avenue
Honoree: Patrick J. Woods (b. 1965) was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
Sylvia P. Woods Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of West 126th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard
Honoree: Sylvia P. Woods founded the renowned Sylvia’s Restaurant in 1952. Starting with 35 seats, her success and hard work later resulted in its expansion to accommodate 450 patrons. Her family subsequently developed a catering business and an extensive line of Sylvia’s food products. The Woods family founded the Herbert and Sylvia Woods Scholarship Endowment Fund which offers college scholarships to local residents of Harlem. (Dickens)

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