NYC Honorary Street Names


Judge Bruce Wright Place (Manhattan)
Present name:Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
Location:Between 138th Street and 139th Street
Honoree: Bruce Wright (1917-2005), a former New York judge who denounced racism in the criminal justice system, was well known for setting low bail for many poor and minority defendants, earning him the epithet “Turn ‘Em Loose Bruce” from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
Reverend James S Wright Street (Queens)
Present name:162nd St
Location:Bounded by Highland Ave and Hillside Ave
Honoree: James S. Wright (1935-1992) was born in Knoxville TN. After earning bachelor's and divinity degrees he came to New York to to work at Highland Church in Jamaica, then a Southern Baptist congregation of fewer than 100 members. Under his leadership, it grew to become an interdenominational church with over 3,000 members. The church provides outreach services to the homeless and to men of all ages, as well as to singles and prisoners.
Reverend Timothy Wright Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Utica Avenue and Pacific Street
Honoree:  Reverend Timothy Wright (1947-2009) was the founder and Pastor of Grace Tabernacle Christian Center C.O.G.I.C., a church in Crown Heights. He was also a Grammy-nominated gospel singer. In 1994, his rendition of “Come Thou Almighty King”, made the Billboard Top 20 charts for gospel albums and was nominated for a Grammy for best traditional soul gospel album. In 1976, he founded the Timothy Wright Concert Choir. Its releases include, "Who's On The Lord's Side?" “Testify”, “Moving in the Spirit” and "Do You Know The Light?" (Cornegy, Jr.)

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