Albany street renamed in honor of Black entrepreneurs


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A street in Albany was renamed Thursday in honor of two Black entrepreneurs who helped revitalize downtown Albany. Steuben Street was officially renamed Blake Way in honor of Catherine and Adam Blake.

“Realize that we are really, truly all working toward the same goal, and our goal is truly for a more inclusive, more equitable, and more diverse Capital Region community where all of us can thrive,” The Blake Annex Dir. of Community Animation Angelique Powell said.

The Blake Annex, a nonprofit organization run by the United Way, also seeks to keep the Blakes’ legacy alive by offering a space for nonprofit leaders to work together and exchange ideas.