2011-09-16 / Top Stories

Brown Honored With Street Renaming

By Miriam Rosenberg


Brown’s granddaughter Lasheena reads a tribute to her grandmother as Councilman James Sanders Jr. looks on. Brown’s granddaughter Lasheena reads a tribute to her grandmother as Councilman James Sanders Jr. looks on. Lizzy Brown, a native of South Carolina who came to call Far Rockaway home, was honored with a street renamed for her on September 10. Brown was a supervisor in the New York City Department of Health for 25 years. She then turned her full attention to the betterment of the Far Rockaway community. Councilman James Sanders Jr. presided over a ceremony that included praise from family, friends and local officials and songs from the Full Gospel Tabernacle’s Worship Team Choir. Lizzy Ruth Brown Way is located at the intersection of Beach 43 Street and Beach Channel Drive where stands the Full Gospel Tabernacle, where Brown worshiped.



Members of the Worship Team Choir of the Full Gospel Tabernacle honor Brown in song Members of the Worship Team Choir of the Full Gospel Tabernacle honor Brown in song

A large crowd showed for the dedication of Lizzy Ruth Brown Way on Beach 43 Street. A large crowd showed for the dedication of Lizzy Ruth Brown Way on Beach 43 Street.

Sanders and his chief of staff, Donovan Richards, right, present the family with a replica of the street sign. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Sanders and his chief of staff, Donovan Richards, right, present the family with a replica of the street sign. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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