Starting tomorrow, Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B will have a new co-name — Donald Suggs Jr. Way.
Suggs, a longtime resident of this block, died in October 2012 of a heart attack. He was 51.
Here's more about him via the advisory for the street co-naming ceremony:
Donald lived his life as a tireless activist for justice, a courageous advocate for the lives of people in HIV-affected communities, a critical thinker, a consequential writer, an incisive editor for The Village Voice and an international media activist based in the East Village.
He was wise, kind, generous, funny, brilliant, creative, honorable, and out of the closet — back when it was risky to be out. Donald was our good neighbor on East 6th Street.
You can read more about his life and work in this EVG post.
His friends and family will gather tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 15) on the SW corner of Sixth Street and Avenue B at 11 a.m. for the unveiling ceremony.