A street in Flatbush was named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the Haitian revolutionary leader whose history of violence concerned a City Council committee.
Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices by up to 51 percent that set off a wave of deadly protests.
The designation of an area of Flatbush sailed through, but the City Council delayed co-naming a street for Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who ordered whites massacred in 1804.
Detective Dalsh Veve nearly died in June as he tried to stop a fleeing car on foot. On Monday, he was well enough to leave a rehabilitation center.