NYC Honorary Street Names
S. Anesta Samuel Avenue (Brooklyn)
Present name:Layafette Avenue
Location:Between Waverly and St. James Place
Honoree: Ms. Samuel (1917-2004) originally from Panama, she started a very successful line of women’s beauty products and became one of Panama’s leading businesswomen. When she moved to New York, she graduated from an American high school and went on to receive a BA and MA in early childhood education. Throughout her life, she was involved in her church, Emanuel Baptist.
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