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Yonkers Names Street For Prominent Immigrant, African American Advocate

Gold Street has been renamed in Yonkers to celebrate Winston K. David.
Gold Street has been renamed in Yonkers to celebrate Winston K. David. Photo Credit: Contributed
Gold Street has been renamed in Yonkers to celebrate Winston K. David.
Gold Street has been renamed in Yonkers to celebrate Winston K. David. Photo Credit: Contributed
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announcing the naming of Winston K. David Place.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announcing the naming of Winston K. David Place. Photo Credit: Contributed
Yonkers City Councilman Christopher Johnson announcing the naming of Winston K. David Place.
Yonkers City Councilman Christopher Johnson announcing the naming of Winston K. David Place. Photo Credit: Contributed

YONKERS, N.Y. - A prominent immigrant and advocate for African Americans from Yonkers has been immortalized in the adopted city he came to call home.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and City Councilman Christopher Johnson posthumously recognized Winston K. David, who was a city philanthropist for decades, naming a stretch of Gold Street in his honor.

Gold Street, between Warburton and Woodworth Avenue, is officially now known as “Winston K. David Place.”

David immigrated to America in 1960 and was a longtime resident and business owner in Yonkers, working at the Brooks Memorial Home. According to officials, “he also contributed to the rich history of Yonkers as a community activist and youth advocate, as evidenced by his involvement in numerous organizations throughout the city,” including the Nepperhan Community Center, where he sponsored the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast.

Officials said he employed members of the African American community during his time in Yonkers, “helping individuals re-enter society after years of incarceration by encouraging education in mortuary services.”

“Winston left a legacy of commitment to the residents of our city and is sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him,” Spano stated. “Fortunately this street will forever be a special reminder of how impactful his name was in the City of Yonkers.”

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