NYC Honorary Street Names
Bertha Simons Lee Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the northwest corner of Park Avenue and Vreeland Street
Honoree: Bertha Simons Lee (1930-2014) was an active member of St. Philips Baptist Church. She served as a member of the board of trustees; as financial secretary; as president of the Senior Usher Board; and as executive chairperson of the Charles K. Smith Scholarship Committee, which offered college scholarships to high school seniors who were members of the church and non-members in the community. Ms. Lee was also active in the Staten Island community a a member of the National Association of Negro Women of Staten Island; Community Board 1; the Port Richmond Neighborhood Watch Committee; the Staten Island NAACP; and a board member of the Northfield LDC. (Rose)
Charles Lee Triangle (Bronx)
Location:The property bounded by Paulding Avenue, Bogart Avenue and Woodmansten Place
Honoree: Charles M. Lee (1929-2001), was a lawyer and a Republican District Leader, Early in his legal career, he was an Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York (1956 – 1957). He was also an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1953 – 1955). He later served as counsel to the Bronx Borough President and held posts in the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay.
Lorraine Lee Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Richmond Avenue
Location:Between Shirley Avenue and Koch Boulevard
Honoree: Lorraine Lee (b. 1963) worked for Aon Corporation at the World Trade Center.. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Mike Lee Corner (Queens)
Location:Intersection of Wythe Avenue and North 6th Street
Honoree: Mike Lee (1936-2006) dedicated his personal life and business life to improving Williamsburg. Through his architectural skills, he preserved and maintained many historic buildings. He also encouraged local children and seniors throughout the community to engage in artistic activities.
Mike Lee Corner (Brooklyn)
Location:Corner of North 6th Street and Berry Street
Honoree: Mike Lee (1936-2006) dedicated his personal and business life to improving Williamsburg. Through his architectural skills, he preserved and maintained many historic buildings. He also encouraged local children and seniors to engage in artistic activities.
Morris R. Lee Place (Queens)
Present name:228th Street
Location:Between Linden Boulevard and 116th Avenue
Honoree: Morris R. Lee (d. 2008) served on the board of the NYC Health Systems Agency and was active in many community activities. He also served as Executive Director of the Council for Airport Opportunity for more than three decades; securing employment for many thousands in the minority community as well as others.
P.O. Kevin M. Lee Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Cromwell Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: Kevin M. Lee (1974-2006) was assigned to Manhattan’s 30th Precinct as part of the elite Manhattan North Grand Larceny Squad. He was credited with over 200 arrests in his short career. He collapsed after chasing and struggling to capture a trio of robbery suspects and later died in Lenox Hill Hospital.
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