Akai Gurley honored with street co-naming outside building where he was killed by police

A portion of Linden Boulevard in East New York near NYCHA’s Pink Houses was co-named Saturday for former resident Akai Gurley, who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer in the building’s stairwell in November 2014.

Where Linden Boulevard meets Eldert Lane will now be known as “Akai Gurley Way,” after an unveiling ceremony held seven years to the day after his killing, attended by electeds, supporters, and members of Gurley’s family.

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