Yonkers street renamed in honor of city's first Black female police officer

Horatio Street between Dunbar and Clement Street is now also known as Rita Gross Nelson Way.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2022, 9:41 PM

Updated 725 days ago

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Yonkers renamed a street to honor the city's first Black female police officer, a native who many regarded as "Yonkers' Mother."
Horatio Street between Dunbar and Clement Street is now also known as Rita Gross Nelson Way.
Rita Gross Nelson was also the first woman to walk patrol in the state of New York in 1964.
Nelson was never idle, and she made a lasting mark on her city.
The turnout at the renaming ceremony was huge.
The day also marked what would have been Nelson's 85th birthday.


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