Coming up on Sunday, Oct. 16, there will be a dedication ceremony on Broome Street, a portion of which will be co-named “Hy Genee Way.”
Genee was the longtime leader of Kehila Kedosha Janina, the Greek Jewish synagogue at 280 Broome St. Members of the community will gather on the block between Allen and Eldridge streets for the ceremony at 1 p.m. The street designation was approved by Community Board 3, the New York City Council and Mayor de Blasio, who signed legislation making the co-naming official over the summer.
Genee was for many years president of the shul, the only Greek Jewish synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. He died at the age of 83 in 2006. You can read our previous coverage of the co-naming campaign here.