NYC Honorary Street Names
Dora Young Way (Queens)
Location:At the southeast corner of 197th Street and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Honorable Dora Young was Deputy City Clerk in Queens. As an active member and official of the Queens Democratic Party organization, she had a leading role in electing the first persons of color to become Assembly Member, Council Member, State Senator, Congress Member and Borough President in Queens and encouraged more women to join the judiciary. (Comrie)
Jimmy Young Pl (Queens)
Present name:87th St
Location:Bounded by Jamaica Ave and 88th St
Honoree: James Francis Young was a lifelong resident of Woodhaven. Born in 1983, he came from a family of firefighters and joined the NYFD himself 1990. He was an active imember of the Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club, and a participant a number of sports leagues. On March 28, 1994, he died in the line of duty while searching for occupants during a fire in a Manhattan building.
Staten Island Special Olympics Coach JoAnn Young Way (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Willowbrook Road and Crafton Avenue
Honoree: JoAnn Young (1950-2005) was a self-employed beautician. For 25 years she devoted herself to the Special Olympics with a concentration on swimming. She also coached basketball, softball, weightlifting and track and even traveled to Alaska as a hockey coach for the Special Olympics International Games.
Young Lords Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the intersection of East 111th Street and Lexington Avenue
Honoree: The Young Lords, which began as a Chicago street gang, evolved into a political group. In 1969, its NYS chapter was formed as a human rights organization, highlighting issues of poverty and social inequality. Some members went on to careers in the media, including Pablo Guzman, Juan Gonzalez, and Geraldo Rivera.
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