NYC Honorary Street Names
"K" Honorary Streets: Queens
Kalpana Chawla Way (Queens)
Present name:74th Street
Location:Between Roosevelt Avenue and 37th Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Kalpana Chawla (1961-2003), who was born in India, was an astronaut. On January 17, 2003 she joined six other members of the crew on a 16-day flight in the Colombia Space Shuttle. Tragically, on February 1, 2003, 16 minutes prior to the scheduled landing, she and her crew perished.
Kenneth Anthony Nugent Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 91st Avenue and 188th Street
Honoree: Kenneth Anthony Nugent (1931-1971) served with the US Marine Corps in the Korean War. He later joined the NYP, where he was assigned to 103rd Precinct. He as killed in the line of duty o August 20, 1971, while trying to stop a robbery at a luncheonette in Hollis, Queens. (Miller)
Kenneth C. Ledee Place (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 76th Street and Eliot Avenue
Honoree: Kenneth C. Ledee (b. 1963) worked for Marsh & McLennan at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Kevin Lamont Miller Jr. Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of Springfield Boulevard and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Kevin Lamont Miller Jr. (1995-2009) was killed in an accidental shooting between gang members. He was a member of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, a leader of its Youth Ministry and Bible Study Class. As a result of his death, the KLM Jr. Foundation was formed in 2010, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring, workshops, seminars, recreation and community events to steer the youth away from drugs and violence. His death also brought other groups to get involved in raising awareness, such as the King of Kings Foundation, Gun Buy Back Programs and the Festivals of Praise. (Miller)
Kevin Mahon Avenue (Queens)
Present name:38th Avenue
Location:65th Street and 69th Street
Honoree: Kevin W. Mahon (1951-1998) was 16 when he organized the Win-Wood Neighborhood Association (“Win-Wood”), later leading it in a campaign to upgrade Roosevelt Avenue. With his father, he went on to found Woodside On The Move, which brought economic, cultural, employment, housing and youth programs to the community.
Korean War Veterans Drive (Queens)
Present name:Memorial Drive
Location:The extension of 108th Street between Forest Park Drive and the intersection of Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue
Honoree: This designation marked the approaching 50th anniversary of the 1953 Korean Armistice. From 1950 to 1953, millions of Americans fought to, “defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.” Tens of thousands of United States veterans died on the battlefield, more than 100,000 were wounded, and thousands are still unaccounted for.
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