NYC Honorary Street Names

La Lupe

La Lupe Way (Bronx)
Present name:East 140th Street
Location:Between St. Ann's Avenue and Cypress Avenue
Honoree: Cuban-born Victoria Lupe Yoli (1936?-1992) was “The Queen of Latin Soul Music”. Her musical style, honed in New York City after she left Cuba in 1963, influenced the Afro-Caribbean music movement in the City. She recorded 32 albums both as a soloist and in partnership with music legends such as Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria. She spent her final years as an ordained evangelical minister in the Bronx.
LL:2001/ 60


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