Street Co-naming

With Hip Hop Street Co-Naming on the Rise, is ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Finally Next?

Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:06 am

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of Paul’s Boutique, the critically acclaimed sophomore album by the Beastie Boys. On a local level, the milestone is apt, since the cover photo featured the southwest corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets. The spot that a one-man army is trying to co-name Beastie Boys Square. Far from a sure shot, […]

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LES Celebrates the Greek Jewish History of Broome Street with Co-naming of ‘Hy Genee Way’ [PHOTOS]

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:05 am

What’s often considered the smelliest block in Manhattan now has a more honorable distinction. Yesterday afternoon, relatives, congregants, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, members of Community Board 3, and others assembled at the corner of Broome and Allen to celebrate the official unveiling of “Hy Genee Way” outside Kehila Kedosha Janina. The co-naming ceremony was a festive occasion […]

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Broome Street Block to Become Memorialized as ‘Hy Genee Way’ this Weekend

Last modified October 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

Pushing eighty years on the Lower East Side, another significant milestone for Kehila Kedosha Janina. Indeed, the block of Broome Street on which it sits will henceforth be known as “Hy Genee Way.” Named for the former synagogue president and local businessman, the city approved the co-naming on paper back in August. Its implementation, however, […]

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City Designates ‘Hy Genee Way’ to Honor Leader of LES Jewish Greek Community

Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:11 am

It took more than six months, but the city finally weighed in on the newest Lower East Side street co-naming. “Hy Genee Way” will soon grace the historic, albeit smelly, corner of Allen and Broome Streets. Mayor de Blasio signed the legislation on Wednesday to enact the ceremonial renaming, located outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. The […]

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Rutgers Slip is Co-named ‘Frank T. Modica Way’ for Local Advocate

Posted May 5, 2015 at 10:35 am

As of this week, Rutgers Slip between South and Cherry Street now carries a shared identity. The short waterfront block has been co-named in honor of Frank T. Modica, a staunch local advocate who passed away in September 2013 at the age of 81. “We were determined to remember him with a lasting public tribute […]

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‘Miriam Friedlander Way’ is Dedicated on East 6th Street for the Former Councilwoman and Activist

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:04 am

For eighteen years, Miriam Friedlander represented Council District 2 and was a fierce advocate for the community. She served as Councilmember from 1974 to 1991, tenaciously fighting for the rights of women, tenants and the LGBT community. In fact, it was under her tenure that City Council adopted the unisex “Councilmember” moniker. And now her […]

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Elizabeth and Spring Co-Named for William and Sarah Richio

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

The northwest corner of Elizabeth and Spring Streets is now officially co-named as “William and Sarah Richio Way.”

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