I met Gil Tauber about a year ago at one of my favorite activities. Every Wednesday a group of New Yorkers goes for a historical tour of our city. It is guided by Jim Mackin of Weekday Walks. If you want a great two-hour walk, learn a great deal about New York, and the surrounding communities, you need to check out Jim’s website.
Recently, I ran into Gil at the Huntington Free Library in Westchester Square where he was researching a number of names in the Bronx. It was not a place where I would have expected him. He keeps adding more streets to his website.
In 2014, an article in the New York Times titled “Honorific Streets, Now Cataloged” by Sam Roberts introduces New Yorkers to Gil.
He has been another great source of information about New York. I have gone to him when I have a question about the city and its streets. His website is one that you should check out if you are interested in the naming of streets in New York. He has one of the most comprehensive website about honorific or secondary street names. He provides the background and short history of the individual being honored. Click here to visit his website and learn more about what he is doing.
Click here for the New York Times article by Sam Roberts