Friends Seek to Honor Electrocuted Woman by Renaming the Street Where She Died

After Jodie S. Lane was electrocuted by a charged metal plate on a Manhattan street on Jan. 16, her loved ones said she would never be forgotten. Alex Wilbourne intends to keep that promise. This week, Mr. Wilbourne and a clipboard-equipped brigade of Ms. Lane's friends and neighbors have been combing the East Village gathering signatures to get the city to name the block where she died -- 11th Street between First and Second Avenues -- in her honor.

By IAN URBINA

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