Last Wednesday, the City Council approved the renaming of three Upper West Side streets after community housing and tenant’s rights activists.
West 95th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West will be renamed after Robert Woolis, the co-founder of the Mitchell Lama Residents’ Coalition and longtime advocate of the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program.
Another former Mitchell Lama Residents’ Coalition member, Doris Rosenblum, will also be honored. West 94th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West will be renamed after Rosenblum, who served as co-chair of the organization for six years. She was also president of the Stryckers Bay Neighborhood Council and district manager for Community Board 7.
West 94th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues will pay tribute to James Garst, an original cooperator at Columbus Park Towers and co-founder of the New York State Tenants and Neighbors coalition.
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