Mourning the death of Leslie Wyche, community advocate, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Leslie Wyche, community
advocate, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Leslie Wyche, a life-long Harlem resident known for years as
the uptown neighborhood's honorary mayor, died on Thursday, January 18,
2018, at the age of 73; and
WHEREAS, Though the title of Harlem's mayor was largely ceremonial,
Leslie Wyche saw the job as an opportunity for neighborhood advocacy;
WHEREAS, Leslie Wyche worked in the office of current state Assembly-
woman Inez Dickens during her time on the City Council, and belonged to
both the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the advocacy group One Hundred
Black Men, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, With a steadfast and unwavering commitment to his community,
Leslie Wyche was a constant presence in the social scene whose main
interest was getting what was best for his beloved Harlem; he served as
district manager for Community Board 9 and 11; and
WHEREAS, Leslie Wyche also appeared in several scenes as an extra in
the movie "American Gangster," starring Denzel Washington; and
WHEREAS, Leslie Wyche's commitment to excellence, and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Leslie Wyche leaves behind a legacy which will long endure
the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all he
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Leslie Wyche, community advocate, distinguished citi-
zen and devoted member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Leslie Wyche.


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