On March 26, 2022,the city of New York officially co-named West 46th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, Frances Perkins Place. Perkins was U.S. Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945, the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary.
The Frances Perkins Place block includes Hartley House, a nonprofit organization where France Perkins was a social worker. You can read more about Frances Perkins here.
On hand for the street co-naming ceremony in Hells Kitchen was regular New York Almanack contributor James S. Kaplan, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon, NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher, NYS Senator Brad Holyman and NYS Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Frances Perkins’ only surviving grandchild, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall.
Photo of Frances Perkins Place co-naming ceremony.