NYC Honorary Street Names

"H" Honorary Streets: Manhattan

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Harriet Tubman Avenue (Manhattan)
Present name:St. Nicholas Avenue
Location:From West 111th Street to West 141st Street
Honoree: See Harriet Tubman Square
LL:2002/ 19
Harriet Tubman Square (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:The portions of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue, extending from West 120th Street to West 122nd street
Honoree: Harriet Ross (1820-1913), an escaped slave, settled in Auburn NY in 1857. She made 19 trips on the Underground Railroad and freed more than 300 slaves. In the Civil War, she was a spy for the Union army and later a government nurse. In 1896, she bought land for a home for sick and needy blacks. Unable to raise enough money to build, she gave the land to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. It completed the home in 1908 and Harriet spent her last years there.
LL:2002/ 19
Harry T. Burleigh Place (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of East 16th Street and 3rd Avenue
Honoree: Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949) was a baritone singer, composer and arranger. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, he was the first African-American soloist at St. George’s Episcopal Church of New York, a position he held for over 50 years. He was also the first African-American chosen as a soloist at Temple Emanu-El, a synagogue. He also worked as an editor for G. Ricordi, a music publisher. Several of his compositions were published, including "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors," " Jubilee Songs of the USA " and. his most memorable composition, " Deep River." He was a charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) when it was established in 1914 and became a member of its board of directors in 1941. He received numerous awards, including the Spingarn Medal in 1917 and also received honorary degrees from Atlanta University and Howard University for his contributions as a vocalist and composer. (Rivera)
LL:2021/14
Harry Wieder Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Forsyth Street
Location:Between Stanton Street and Rivington Street
Honoree: Harry Wieder (d. 2010) was a member of Community Board 3 (CB 3) and an activist for gay rights and people with disabilities. He was profiled in Betty Adelsens 2005 book entitled, The Lives of Dwarfs: Their Journey from Public Curiosity Toward Social Liberation.
LL:2011/47
Healthcare Heroes Way (Manhattan)
Present name:West 168th Street
Location:Between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenue
Honoree: This co-naming honors the thousands of dedicated medical and nursing professionals, EMT’s, social workers, administrators, custodial and food service staff, volunteers and others vital to the continuity of care during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. (Rodriguez)
LL:2021/14
Hector Rivera Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Dyckman Street and Sherman Avenue
Honoree: Hector Jose Rivera (1957-2005) was born in Yamasa, Dominican Republic and developed an interest in literature and poetry at an early age. In 1975, he moved to New York City and attended Hostos Community College, receiving his associate's degree in Liberal Arts. He later transferred to City College of New York where he focused in Sociology. He founded poetry groups such as the Terpsicore and Nuevo Suerco that were voices for social change and on behalf of the oppressed. One of his known pieces is "Los emigrantes del siglo," that expresses the melancholy of those away from their native country. His poems such as: "Biografia del silencio", "Giros del tiempo", and "Poemas no communes para matar la muerte," connected to the grief of exile. The love for his country is what led him to write poems and stand up for those who did not have a voice. (Rodriguez)
LL:2019/24
Henry J. Browne Boulevard (Manhattan)
Present name:West 90th St.
Location:Northwest corner West 90th St. and Columbus Ave.
Honoree: Father Henry J. Browne (1919-1980) was a crusader for peace, civil rights, affordable housing, and tenants rights on the Upper West Side from the 1950s to the 70s. Between 1958 and 1970, Browne was resident, associate pastor, and finally pastor of the Church of St. Gregory the Great on West 90th Street. In 1959, he helped found the Stryckers Bay Neighborhood Council and was at the center of organizing long-time residents to insist on their relocation rights in the face of a 20-square-block urban renewal plan. In 1962, Browne and the coalition he led secured a dramatic expansion of promised low-income housing units. Under Brownes leadership St. Gregorys grew as a center of local activism on behalf of working people and against the Vietnam War. He organized bus trips to anti-war protests in Washington, D.C., and gave sanctuary in the churchs rectory to the Rev. Philip F. Berrigan, who was wanted for destroying draft files in Maryland. In April 1970, FBI agents raided the rectory, breaking a locked door and arresting Berrigan. Browne left St. Gregory's in 1970, pursued a mainly secular career as a teacher in New Jersey, and raised three children with his common-law wife. (Michels)
LL:1982
Henry Rivera Place (Manhattan)
Present name:W 225th St
Location:Bounded by Adrian Ave and Jacobus Pl
Honoree: Henry Rivera (1951-1992) taught construction skills to special education students at the Manhattan School for Career Development. He and his students rehabilitated a rundown building in Harlem and turned the lot behind it into a community garden. On April 16, 1992, he was doing laundry at a laundromat when there was a robbery attempt and assault on the laundromat owner. Henry Rivera came to his aid and was fatally shot.
LL:1995/18
Hermena Rowe Street (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and 122nd Street
Honoree: Hermena Rowe (1929-2005), concerned about conditions in her childrens schools, became active in their PTAs. She went on to work for the Center for Early Childhood Programs and the East Harlem Scholarship Program She was an active member of several Harlem community organizations, including HARYOU-ACT and Community Board 10, and on the board of the Family Planning and Addicts Rehabilitation Center (ARC).
LL:2013/154
Homer Young Kennedy Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of Indian Road at West 218th Street
Honoree: Homer Young Kennedy (d. 2004) was active in the Inwood community. He was responsible for locking and unlocking the Indian Road Playground and also contributed to the revival of Drums Along the Hudson, and the Uptown Arts Stroll, and was Assistant Chair of the Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee of Community Board 12.
LL:2009/25
Hon. Thomas Tam Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Underneath the Canal Street sign on the Southeast corner of Canal and Cortland Alley
Honoree: Dr. Tam (1946-2008) a public-health educator and filmmaker, was the first Chinese-American Trustee of the City University. He organized the Asian-American Higher Education Council at CUNY and led efforts to establish the first Asian/Asian-American Research Institute at CUNY.
LL:2009/92
Hudson Guild Place (Manhattan)
Present name:W 26th St
Location:Between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.
Honoree: This naming marked the centenary of the Hudson Guild, which was founded in 1895 by John Lovejoy Elliott. It is the only settlement house in Chelsea. Its offshoots include the Hudson Guild Theater and the Joe and Emily Lowe Gallery. Since 1917 the Guild has also operated the 550-acre Hudson Guild Farm in Netcong NJ, which provides vacation and summer camp activities, retreats and conferences.
LL:1995/65
Humphrey Bogart Place (Manhattan)
Present name:West 103rd Street
Location:Between Broadway and West End Avenue
Honoree: Humphrey DeForest Bogart (1899-1957) was one of Hollywoods best-known movie actors of the 1930s and 1940s. He appeared in 28 films, including High Sierra, The Maltese Falcon, and Casablanca. Bogart grew up in the brownstone at 245 W 103rd St.
LL:2006/13
Hy Genee Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Broome Street
Location:Between Allen Street and Eldridge Street
Honoree: Hy Genee (1922-2006) was the president and spiritual leader of Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue, which is the only Greek Jewish Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. He was born on Orchard Street, and lived his entire life on the Lower East Side. He single-handedly kept Kehila Kedosha Janina, located at 280 Broome Street, alive for over fifty years and saw the synagogue/museum become a historic landmark. This area was the epicenter of Romaniote immigration at the turn of the 20th Century. Hundreds of Greek Jewish families once lived in the tenements on this block, which contributed to the establishment of the current synagogue building in 1927. (Borelli)
LL:2016/92


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