Thursday, November 30, 2017

Street co-naming set for Public Theater founder Joseph Papp and community activist Mary Spink

There are two street co-naming ceremonies to note...

Tomorrow morning at 8:30, the intersection of Lafayette and Astor Place will officially be co-named Joseph Papp Way, in honor of late Public Theater founder Joseph Papp ...

[Image via Playbill]

The ceremony takes place on the Astor Place plaza. Playbill has more on the story here.


Saturday at noon, the southeast corner of Avenue A and Second Street will be co-named in honor of community activist Mary Spink...

Spink, a local business owner and member of CB3, later served as executive director of Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association. She died in January 2012 at age 64.

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