NYC Honorary Street Names

"D" Honorary Streets: Manhattan

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Damian Meehan Way (Manhattan)
Present name:West 207th Street
Location:Between Broadway and Seaman Avenue
Honoree: Damian Meehan (b. 1969) worked at Carr Futures in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/15
Dance Theatre of Harlem Way (Manhattan)
Present name:West 152nd Street
Location:Between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues
Honoree: Dance Theatre of Harlem serves thousands of people each year through its school, education and community outreach programs and its professional dance company. Since its inception in 1969, it has grown from two professional dancers and 30 children to a globally acclaimed arts institution.
LL:2006/13
Danny Chen Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Elizabeth Street
Location:Between Canal Street and Bayard Street
Honoree: Danny Chen, born and raised in Chinatown, enlisted in the United States Army and served in Afghanistan. On October 3, 2011, he committed suicide as a result of being hazed and maltreated by several superiors. Eight superiors were later found guilty in connection with his death. On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act which contains provisions requiring the military to take affirmative steps to prevent hazing. (Chin)
LL:2013/131
Dashane Santana Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:North side of the intersection of Clinton Street and Delancey Street
Honoree: Dashane Santana was 12 years old when she was killed while crossing Delancey Street at Clinton Street near the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge. Her death, in January 2012, brought attention to pedestrian hazards at this intersection. As a result, the Department of Transportation installed countdown clocks on crossings, increased pedestrian crossing time at four intersections and announced plans to widen sidewalks and create new traffic patterns along the most hazardous stretches of Delancey Street. (Chin and Mendez)
LL:2014/34
Dave Van Ronk Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West Washington Place
Location:between Barrow Street and Grove Street
Honoree: Brooklyn-born Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was a folk music pioneer. Beyond his expert finger-picking style, he inspired, aided and promoted the careers of several singer-songwriters nurtured in the blues. Although he never achieved the commercial success of his pals Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton, he remained an influential performer on the folk circuit for more than 40 years.
LL:2003/34
David K. Oing Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 84th Street
Location:between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
Honoree: David Oing (1994-2004) died an untimely death at the age of 9 on February 7, 2004, one month and nine days shy of his tenth birthday, when he was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot. David lived a very full life. Much of his time was spent playing outside on 84th Street in front of his school, St. Ignatius Loyola Elementary School.
LL:2004/08
Decorators Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 59th Street
Location:Second Avenue and Third avenu
Honoree: This street borders the Decoration and Design Building, home to the design and furnishing industry.
LL:2000/57
Designers Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 58th Street
Location:Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Honoree: This street borders the Decoration and Design Building, home to the design and furnishing industry.
LL:2000/56
Detective Claude “Danny” Richards Way (Manhattan)
Present name:West Street
Location:Between Morton Street and Barrow Street
Honoree: Detective Claude Richards (b. 1955) a member of the NYPD Bomb Squad, was was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Detective Omar J. Edwards Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 123rd Street
Location:Between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Honoree: Omar Edwards, was assigned to the 25th Precinct anti-crime team. In 2009, he was fatally shot in a friendly fire incident while he was in plainclothes chasing a man who had just broken into his car
LL:2011/47
Doris Rosenblum Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Southeast side of West 94th Street
Location:Between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
Honoree: Doris Rosenblum (1925-1996) was district manager of Manhattan Community Board 7 for 12 years. She was an original member of the Mitchell Lama Residents’ Council, and for six years, served as co-chair. She also served as President of the Stryckers Bay Neighborhood Council and on the Board of Stryckers Bay Apartments.
LL:2008/48
Dorothy Maynor Place (Manhattan)
Present name:West side of St. Nicholas Avenue
Location:Between West 141st Street and 145th Street
Honoree: Dorothy Maynor (1910-1996) was an African-American soprano, music educator and one of the most highly praised singers of the 1940’s and 1950’s. In 1963, she founded the Harlem School of Arts. She was also the first African American on the Board of the Metropolitan Opera.
LL:2011/47
Dorothy Skinner Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of 140th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Dorothy Skinner (1926-2012) was a community leader devoted to making Harlem safer, more stable, economically sound, well-educated and politically strong. In the 1970s and 1980’s, she was active with the NYPD, particularly in the war on drugs. She would coordinate many activities with the Police Athletic League and, as President of her Block Association, was responsible for organizing many events such as block parties, jazz mobiles, and Halloween parties. She was also on the Board of Directors of West Harlem Group Assistance, serving as President for over 20 years. This organization dedicated itself to rebuilding the West and Central Harlem Community. She spent a few years working for the NYC Department of Education and served as Deaconess of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church before retiring. (Levine)
LL:2015/76
Dr. Betty Shabazz Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Broadway and 165th Street
Honoree: Dr. Betty Shabazz (1934-1997) was the wife of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, formerly known as Malcolm X.  After his assassination in 1965, she earned her Ph.D and became Director of Institutional Advancement at Medgar Evers College.
LL:2011/47
Dr. Billy Taylor Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of 138th Street and Fifth Avenue
Honoree: Billy Taylor was pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, lecturer and author. He earned a doctorate in music education from the University of Massachusetts in 1975 and later had a higher profile on television than any other jazz musician of his generation. In 1965 he founded Jazzmobile, which presented free outdoor concerts throughout New York City. He lectured about jazz at music schools and wrote articles for DownBeat, Saturday Review and other publications on jazz. He wrote more than 300 compositions. (Dickens)
LL:2013/131
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Place (Manhattan)
Present name:Gold Street
Location:Between Beekman Street and Spruce Street
Honoree: Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine in the United States. She founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, which after merging with Beekman Hospital, eventually became New York Downtown Hospital..
LL:2006/13
Dr. John Henrik Clarke Place (Manhattan)
Present name:West 137th Street
Location:Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Honoree: John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998) was a noted writer, teacher and historian of the African-American experience. He was instrumental in establishment of Africana studies programs in American universities.
LL:2000/61
Dr. John J. Sass Place (Manhattan)
Present name:Macombs Place
Location:From West 150th Street to West 154 th Street
Honoree: Reverend Dr. John J. Sass (1911-2001) served the Harlem Community for over 60 years. He was a pastor at St. Matthews Baptist Church.
LL:2006/50
Dr. John L.S. Holloman Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 135th Street and Madison Avenue
Honoree: John L. S. Holloman Jr. battled for health care for the poor, attacked racist practices in the American Medical Association and was a prominent early voice warning of the threat of AIDS among minorities. In 1974, he was appointed by then New York City Mayor Abraham D. Beame, president of the four-year-old hospitals corporation. He was one of the longest-serving board members of the State University of New York from 1966 to 1995. He pressed for health care as a basic right and he campaigned tirelessly for national health insurance. (Dickens)
LL:2013/131
Dr. Reverend Wyatt Tee Walker Square (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:West 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
Honoree: Wyatt Tee Walker, born in 1929, was the longtime senior pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ and an early associate of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Under his leadership, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was a major factor in the Civil Rights movement. Rev. Walker was also responsible for $100 million in housing construction, as Chairman of the Consortium for Harlem Development.
LL:2006/23
Dr. Saul J. Farber Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of East 30th Street and First Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Saul J. Farber (d. 2006) was a leader in medical education, clinical research and medical school administration. For over 50 years, he led Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University School of Medicine to national prominence. .
LL:2009/92
Drs. Kenneth B. and Mamie Phipps Clark Place (Manhattan)
Present name:150th Street
Location:Between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
Honoree: Drs. Kenneth B. and Mamie Phipps Clark were a husband and wife team of African-American psychologists who founded the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem and the organization Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (HARYOU).
LL:2008/64
Duke Ellington Circle (Manhattan)
Present name:Frawley Circle
Location:Intersection of Central Park North, E 110th St, and 5th Ave
Honoree: Edward Kennedy Ellington (1899-1974) was a pianist, composer and conductor. He was called Duke because of his meticulous dress and elegant manner. Born in Washington D.C., he came to New York in 1923. He became famous performing at the Cotton Club, a whites-only nightclub, from 1927 to 1931. He and his orchestra, which he led for for over 50 years, went on to tour worldwide, appear on film and television, and make numerous recordings.
LL:1995/19


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