NYC Honorary Street Names

"#" Honorary Streets: Manhattan

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1783 Evacuation Day Plaza (Manhattan)
Present name:Bowling Green Plaza
Location:
Honoree: This co-naming marks the place where General George Washington and the Continental Army witnessed the lowering of the last British flag and the raising of the Stars and Stripes to mark the successful conclusion to the American Revolution. November 25, 1783is called Evacuation Day because it was the day that the last British troops left the newly minted United States of America. For almost 100 years following the evacuation, the City of New York celebrated Evacuation Day with flag raising ceremonies at the Battery, parades from Bowling Green to City Hall and events at Fraunces Tavern. At its height, Evacuation Day was the second largest secular American cultural holiday, behind only July 4th. (Chin)
LL: 2016/23
65th Infantry Regiment “Borinqueneers” Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of East 102nd Street and Lexington Avenue
Honoree: The 65th Infantry Regiment, based in Puerto Rico, was among the many units of the armed forces mobilized to fight in the Korean War (1950 to 1953). The unit, made up largely of Puerto Rican soldiers, took the battle nickname of “Borinqueneers” in honor of the original name of Puerto Rico. The island was called Borinquen by the native Taino Indians. The Borinqueneers served bravely in the Korean War and in 2014 were recognized for their valiant service with a Congressional Gold Medal. (Mark-Viverito)
LL:2016/92


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