Bronx Street Co-named to Honor Union Leader's Late Wife

July 5, 2018

by AMNews Staff Reports, Amsterdam News

Dozens of educators and members of 1199 SEIU gathered Sunday afternoon with Bronx Council Member Andy King and 1199SEIU President George Gresham for the street renaming ceremony for Gresham’s late wife, educator and community advocate Sandy E. Gresham.

The northwest corner of East 233rd Street and Murdock Avenue now bears the name “Sandy E. Gresham Way.” She was a school teacher and educator who also worked in advocacy. During her lifetime, she fought for civil rights and injustice in communities throughout the United States and partnered with 1199SEIU and her husband.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James also attend the street renaming, which took place on what would have been Sandy and George Gresham’s 39th wedding anniversary. Sandy Gresham died in September 2017 at age 58 while recovering from a coma.