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Mayor Bloomberg Names Street After HSA Founder

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Jul 11, 2011

On July 11th, Mayor Bloomberg signed a bill making St. Nicholas Avenue between 141st and 145th Streets officially Dorothy Maynor Place.  Ms. Maynor, the founder of the Harlem School of the Arts, deemed this street the cornerstone of world class arts education in Harlem, over 47 years ago.  Yvette L. Campbell, the current President and CEO of the Harlem School of the Arts, spoke at the bill signing, "Today, the Harlem School of the Arts has transformed the lives of over 50,000 young people and counting by providing arts education in all four disciplines - music, dance, theater and visual arts - under one roof to nearly 2,000 families annually.  We are still guided by Ms. Maynor's original belief that arts education stimulates the child both emotionally and intellectually, strengthens the family through its commitments to a child's development, and gives pride of ownership to a community...without Dorothy Maynor's vision, St. Nicholas Avenue might be a very different place today.  We are forever grateful to her."

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Pictured Above: Mayor Bloomberg signing street naming bill
Photo Credit: Edward L. Reed, Mayor's photographer

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