NYC Honorary Street Names
"I" Honorary Streets: Manhattan
Ilka Tanya Payan Memorial Park (Manhattan)
Location:An existing park located on West 156th Street between Riverside Drive and Broadway
Honoree: Ilka Tanya Payan (1943-1996) was famous for her portrayal of the villainous Carmen Delia on the Spanish-language TV soap opera “Angelica, Mi Vida.” She was also a lawyer and a columnist for El Diario-La Prensa. In 1993, she shocked the Latin-American community by revealing that she was HIV positive.. She was actively involved in AIDS-related causes until her death.
Inwood's Heroes of 9/11 Way (Manhattan)
Location:the southwest corner of the intersection of Isham Street and Broadway
Honoree: No data. This presumably honors residents of Inwood who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Irving Cancer Center Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Fort Washington Avenue
Location:between the north side of West 165th Street and the south side of West 168th St.
Honoree: Honors Florence and Herbert Irving, whose gifts totaling $87.4 million enabled the creation of the The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Isaac Bashevis Singer Boulevard (Manhattan)
Present name:West 86th Street
Location:Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) was a novelist and short story writer. He wrote in Yiddish but his works were translated into numerous other languages, and were made into plays and films. In 1978 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Mr. Singer lived for many years in the Belnord Apartments on this block.
Isaac Stern Place (Manhattan)
Location:The southeast corner of the intersection of West 57th Street and 7th Avenue
Honoree: Isaac Stern (1920-2001) was one of the leading violinists of the 20th century. He made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 1937, and made many subsequent appearances here. In the 1960s, when Carnegie Hall was slated to be demolished to avoid competition with the new Philharmonic Hall, Isaac Stern led the successful campaign to preserves Carnegie Hall and presided over its restoration as one of the world’s great concert halls and musical institutions.
Isaiah “Obie” Bing Way (Manhattan)
Location:Intersection of 169th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
Honoree: Isaiah Obadiah Bing (1949-2018), in addition to a career as a mechanical engineer for Con Edison, was an active community leader and environmental advocate. He was an expert in Brownfield, subsurface infrastructure and waterfront remediation and was an environmental adviser to elected officials. 'Obie' served as First Vice Chair of CB12, as well as a member of its Land Use Committee and Co-Chair of its Health and Environmental Committee. He testified before the New York State Environmental Conservation Committee about pollution from the North River Sewage Treatment Plant and continued to alert political leadership to environmental health hazards in northern Manhattan throughout his career. He was a co-founder and president of both the Barack Obama Democratic Club and the Uptown Community Democratic Club. He was also a member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Community Leadership Council; and of Conservancy North, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that public spaces in northern Manhattan are designed in response to community needs. (Rodriguez)
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