Name New York Street after Sergei Dovlatov

Sergei Dovlatov 1986 Photo by Nina Alovert

Sergei Dovlatov 1986 Photo by Nina Alovert

Please help us honor one of the most important Russian writers of the 20th century. Sergei Dovlatov was a Russian writer and journalist who emigrated from the Soviet Union to New York in 1979.

November 24th 2014:

Russian American Person of the Year
Sergei Dovlatov Way founder Alex Rubin WINS the Russian American Person of the Year Award. Thank you for your votes and support. Alex shares this award with Sergei Dovlatov readers and fans across the world. http://personoftheyear.us/winner/

September 7th 2014:

Thank you list

August 28th 2014:

Official poster published by the New York City Council.

NYC Council Poster

August 7th 2014:

The street Opening Ceremony will be held in Queens at the corner of 108th Street and 63rd Drive on September 7th at 10am. Karen Koslowitz and her staff will host the event.

Opening Ceremony

July 9th 2014:

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed legislation into law to co-name 63 streets and public places, Sergei Dovlatov Way being one of them.

It is official:  we will have Sergei Dovlatov Way in New York!!!

Click here for the announcement by the City of New York.

Big Thank You goes to everyone who supported us, who sent letters to the authorities, emailed the City Council, signed the petition, spread the news and helped us with making an honorable Sergei Dovaltov street in New York a reality.

The City will have an opening ceremony in the next few months. Details will be posted here as soon as they become available.

June 27th 2014 update:

The New York City Council met on June 26th, 2014. A local law in relation to the naming of 63 thoroughfares and public places, including Sergei Dovlatov Way was passed. It is now in the Enacted status and moves on to the Mayor’s Desk for Signature. We continue to closely follow the situation and will update you once the law is signed.

June 23rd 2014 update:

On Monday June 23rd 2014, New York City Committee on Parks and Recreation recommended Sergei Dovlatov Way among others for the general City Council vote. We do not have an approval yet, however we passed the first vote.

“T2014-1360; Naming of 63 thoroughfares and public places.” final vote will take place on June 26th 2014. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

April 10th 2014 update:

Thank you to everyone for supporting our project. Your signatures and letters is the reason why the New York City Council considered our application. Overwhelming public support was crucial.

On April 7, 2014 we were pleased to learn that the City Council was ready to receive all the necessary documentation for the street naming from us.  Documents have been submitted. The City Council recently requested that no more petitions should be sent to their office since now we are awaiting the vote.

We all really hope for Sergei Dovlatov Way street name to grace Forest Hills.

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