NYC Honorary Street Names
"I" Honorary Streets: Queens
Iccey E Newton Way (Queens)
Location:Bounded by 49th St and 51st St
Honoree: In 1970, Iccey Elvalina Gibbs Newton (1939-1993) and her husband moved to Woodside where they raised four children. She helped form the Woodside Tenants Association and then worked for NYCHA for 20 years. She started tenant patrols in Woodside Huses and served as District Coordinator for the Girl Scouts of America. She served on Community Board 1 from 1991 until her death.
Irwin Altman Street (Queens)
Present name:Oceania Street
Location:Between Horace Harding Expressway and 210th Street
Honoree: Irwin Altman began his teaching career as a substitute in 1949. In 1985 he became Superintendat of Community School District 26, a post he held for 11 years until his death in 1993 at age 66. During his tenure, District 26 ranked first in reading and math scores in New York City. His office was at I.S. 74, located on this block. Mr. Altman also taught at Manhattan College, Pace University and CCNY.
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