Soul-Food Queen Sylvia Woods Honored With Street Renaming

In this Aug. 1, 2002 file photo, Sylvia Woods, center, moves to the music outside her restaurant, “Sylvia's,” during the restaurant's 40th anniversary celebration, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Woods died in Mount Vernon, N.Y. on Thursday, July 19, 2012. She was 86.
Sylvia Woods, 2002. Photo: Stuart Ramson/AP

DNAinfo reports that a section of 126th Street at Lenox Avenue will now be known as "Sylvia P. Woods Way," in honor of restaurateur Sylvia Woods, who died in July of 2012. Woods's granddaughter Shauna Woods has been working on the commemorative renaming since 2007. "This was the place she loved and gave as a gift to the entire community," she said yesterday at the dedication. [DNAinfo, Related]