NYC Honorary Street Names
Assemblywoman Barbara Clark Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 224th Street and 120th Avenue
Honoree: Barbara Clark (1939-2016) represented southeast Queens in the NYS Assembly from 1986 to her death in 2016, when she was the Assembly's Deputy Majority Whip. She was also Chair of its Education, Children and Families, and Environmental Conservation Committees; head of the Education Committee of the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus; head of the NYS Women’s Legislative Caucus; and a Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States. She was a fierce supporter of quality public education and a leader in the campaign to obtain funds through the lawsuit of the Campaign For Fiscal Equity. She established the first magnet schools at Andrew Jackson High Schools in Cambria Heights, for she believed that the classes at the High School were too large. She supported schools in the City with such educational enhancements as video studios and legal resource centers. Her legislation included banning predatory lending and increasing support for health care. (Miller)
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).
Tajmere Clark Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Williams Avenue
Location:Between Blake Avenue and Sutter Avenue
Honoree: Three-year-old Tajmere Clark was shot to death and three others were wounded by a drunken man at a party. Her assailant was sentenced 65 years to life in prison.
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