BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — A Bronx street is being renamed after a beloved New York City Housing Authority hero, Roxanne Reid, who was lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether she was fighting for repairs for tenants in her own NYCHA development, or getting help for seniors in her building, Reid was always on a mission to help her neighbors. Reid was a beloved Bronx housing advocate in the Castle Hill Houses for over three decades.
Reid died from COVID-19 in 2021. She was a regular contributor to PIX11’s Monica Makes It Happen franchise. She was also crucial in helping shine a light on many problems in dozens of homes.
Now, she will forever be commemorated with a street named after her next to the NYCHA development where she lived for more than 40 years. It will be renamed “Roxanne Reid Way” in her honor, and Councilmember Amanda Farias helped make it happen.
Reid was a fierce fighter for her community and was also known for having some fun. She helped get a new basketball court in Castle Hill, so hundreds of families and children could enjoy it.
Reid’s son and daughter have continued her legacy by continuing her fight and providing for their community as well.
The street renaming ceremony is set for this Saturday at noon. The address is 625 Castle Hill Ave. in the Bronx.