NYC Honorary Street Names


William Soto Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of East 112th Street and Lexington Avenue
Honoree: William Soto was a community leader in East Harlem. During the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960’s, he was integral in helping to build connections between African-American and Latino political leaders. He sat on the board of directors for the organization, Massive Economic Neighborhood Development (MEND) and helped to found several other organizations, including El Grito del Barrio, Aguilar Senior Citizens, and Concerned Citizens of East Harlem. He devoted himself to helping his community through his passion for baseball as well, hosting a sports radio program, “Amateur Sports”, a newsletter and had a baseball team sponsored by Eastern Airlines and Goya Foods. He advocated for local teams, many of which were made up of young Puerto Ricans, and fought to ensure that improvements were made to local fields. (Mark-Viverito)

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