NYC Honorary Street Names
"E" Honorary Streets: The Bronx
East 143rd Street (Bronx)
Present name:St. Mary’s Street
Location:Between Southern Boulevard and St. Ann’s Avenue
Honoree: Indicates the position of St, Mary’s Street in the sequence of Bronx numbered streets
Ed Sadler Way (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of East Schofield Street and City Island Avenue
Honoree: Ed Sadler (d. 2011), a lifelong resident of City Island, spent more than 30 years as a marine pilot in the FDNY’s Marine Division. He was president of the City Island Historical Society.
Edith Copeland Baldwin Way (Bronx)
Location:Intersection of Tilden Street and Barnes Avenue
Honoree: Edith Copeland Baldwin (1920-2009), who worked in the controller’s office at R. H. Macy, was a Shop Steward and Executive Board Member for the Department Store Workers Union. She was also an advocate for residents of Tilden Towers II, chairperson of the Cooperative Advisory Council for 32 years, and a State Committeewoman from 1984 to 1988.
Edward A. Stevenson Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:Boston Road
Location:Third Avenue and East 174th Street
Honoree: Edward A. Stevenson (1935-1996), active in Bronx politics, was Director of Neighborhood Preservation for the NYC Housing Development Administration and held a series of senior positions with the City’s Department of Environmental Protection.
El Grito de Lares (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of Kingsbridge Road and Morris Avenue
Honoree: Grito can be translated as outcry or protest. On September 23, 1868 between 600 and 1000 men, poorly armed and without training, marched on Lares and took the town without any resistance before the Spaniards became aware of the revolt. The group then formed a provisional government declaring an independent Puerto Rico Republic. The following day, the group marched to San Sebastián where the Spanish militia awaited them. Within 24 hours the revolt was put down by the Spanish government. However, shortly after, Spain instituted various political reforms. Lares is considered the birthplace of Puerto Rican Nationalism. (Cabrera)
Elias Karmon Way (Bronx)
Location:At the northeast corner of Thwaites Place and Barker Avenue
Honoree: Elias Karmon, who died at 98 in 2008, was president of the Pelham Parkway Jewish Center; on the boards of numerous Bronx-based charitable organizations; president of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. He was a founder of the Ponce de Leon Federal Bank, one of the few institutions that continued to provide financial services to South Bronx residents in 1970’s and 1980’s and was also a founder and former chairman of The Bronx Branch of the Urban League. (Vacca)
Elmo Hope Way – Jazz Pioneer (Bronx)
Present name:Lyman Place
Location:Between Freeman Street and East 169th Street
Honoree: Elmo Hope (1923-1967) was a pianist and composer who furthered the development of jazz piano. By the age of 14, he had made a name for himself in Harlem, attending one of its best music schools, performing, and beginning to compose. In 1940, he walked into an altercation in Harlem and was shot by a policeman. He was charged with assault and attempted robbery but was freed after it was clear that he was running away with other passersby to avoid gunfire by the police. After serving in the US Army, he immersed himself in playing piano in small clubs in the Bronx, Greenwich Village and Coney Island. He was close to fellow musicians Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. Although a long-term heroin user, he recorded with several big names including Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Lou Donaldson, Jackie McLean, and Sonny Rollins; and composed over 75 pieces of music. (Gibson)
Ernie Ottuso Square (Bronx)
Location:Intersection of Waterbury Avenue and Crosby Avenue
Honoree: Ernest Ottuso was the Ernie of Louis & Ernie's Pizza. Born in Manhattan in 1930, he lived and worked at this corner for 33 years. Generous and community minded, he sponsored neighborhood baseball teams, held parties for the children of St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, and even taught them how to make pizza.
Eugenio Maria De Hostos Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:E 149th St
Location:From the Harlem River eastward to the East River.
Honoree: Eugenio Maria de Hostos (1839-1903) was a Puerto Rican-born lawyer, educator and political activist. Hostos Community College, whose buildings flank the Grand Concourse just south of this street, is named for him. Hostos campaigned against Spanish colonial rule and for the abolition of slavery. After the end of Spanish rule in 1898, he returned to Puerto Rico and was later Inspector General of Public Education in the Dominican Republic.
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