The city will rename a Midwood intersection for a Hasidic Jew killed trying to protect his girlfriend during a botched robbery of a kosher liquor store.
Avenue J at Nostrand Ave. will soon get a sign reading “Yoseph Robinson Avenue” honoring Robinson, a 34-year-old clerk at MB Vineyards, gunned down in August 2010.
A masked man held up Robinson and his girlfriend Lahavah Wallace, demanding she turn over her jewelry. The thug shot Robinson in the chest when he tried to grab the brute’s gun
Lahava Wallace, Robinson’s girlfriend, worked with a councilman to honor her slain lover.
Wallace spent months working with Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Midwood) to honor her boyfriend’s memory with a city street sign.
“This will allow those that don’t know to ask who he was,” Wallace said.
Robinson, a Jamaican who converted to Orthodox Judaism, kept close ties to both cultures.
“Maybe he can still be the bridge for the communities in some way. It’s a fitting tribute and honor to an incredible man,” Wallace said.
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