NYC Honorary Street Names
"Y" Honorary Streets: Manhattan
Yitzhak Rabin Way (Manhattan)
Present name:2nd Ave
Location:Between East 42nd and 43rd Streets.
Honoree: Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995) was a Prime Minister of Israel. In 1994, after initiating a peace agreement with Yasser Arafat of the Palestine Liberation Organization, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shomon Peres. The following year, while addressing a Peace Rally in Tel Aviv, he was assassinated by an Israeli extremist. The Israeli Consulate and UN Mission are located on this block.
Yolanda Sanchez Place (Manhattan)
Location:At the southeast corner of East 120th Street and Lexington Avenue
Honoree: Yolanda Sanchez was an author, educator, social worker, community organizer, and administrator. She was the executive director of, and helped create, the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs (PRACA) in the 1960’sShe was instrumental in the creation of three major institutions for the poor and working class of East Harlem: Taino Towers (Section 8 housing), Boriken Health Center (primary care) and Casabe Houses (senior housing). (Mark-Viverito)
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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