Taras Shevchenko Place
Taras Shevchenko Place is a street in New York City named after Taras Shevchenko, who is commonly considered the greatest Ukrainian poet. Taras Shevchenko Place connects Sixth and Seventh Streets between Second and Third Avenues in the East Village.
Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) was a Ukrainian writer, painter and political activist whose novels and poems, written in Ukrainian, gave forceful expression to his countrymen's national sentiment at a time when many aspects of their culture, especially the language, were being suppressed by the Russian Empire. In one of his poems, he called for an independent Ukrainian state to be led by a "Ukrainian Washington".
There was an attempt in 2001 by the Cooper Union to rename the street back to Hall Place, by "de-mapping" the Taras Shevchenko name.
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- 'Demapping' Taras Shevchenko Place in New York City
- Taras Shevchenko Place in jeopardy as Cooper Union seeks to expand