NYC Streets

Freeman

Janet Freeman Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Kenmare Street
Honoree: Janet Freeman was a community organizer and tenant advocate. She founded the Croman Tenants Association; the Coalition to Protect Public Housing and Section 8; and Co-op Watch, to prevent evictions through phony conversions. She started campaigns to organize tenants against aggressive landlords, phony demolitions, and harassment in and around Chinatown and Little Italy. . (Chin)
LL:2013/131
Julius Freeman Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 191st Street and Nashville Boulevard
Honoree: Julius Freeman (1927-2016) served in WWII as a medic with the 332nd Tuskegee Airmen. In 2007, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush. After the war, he was a successful car salesman and became the first African-American spokesperson to appear on TV commercials in Ohio. After he retired in 2008, he visited schools to educate youth about the Tuskegee Airmen. (Richards)
LL:2017/110
Tamitha Freeman Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Schenck Avenue
Location:Between Cozine Avenue and Flatlands Avenue
Honoree: Tamitha Freeman (b. 1966) worked for the Aon Corporation at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2004/63





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