Malverne street named for former KKK leader gets new name
A street in Malverne with racist roots has been renamed.
Lindner Place was renamed 'Acorn Way' at the Malverne Public Library on Thursday.
Students from Malverne High School had uncovered a disturbing part of village's history, as Lindner Place which is the address for the elementary school - the post office - and a church was named after Paul Lindner. Lindner, the village founder held cross burnings and KKK rallies in the 1920's.
"Yeah I think it's great news," said Malverne's Joe Nieves. "I'm glad they're about a kid again from the street and you know the fact that they're changing it to ACORN means so much because you know the students are the ones that are gonna set the foundation for the future for the neighborhood and the fact that they're the ones who led the charge just makes it that much more impactful for the community."
The Town Board voted unanimously to make the change in September.