The Hicks family were one of early colonial settlers in Brooklyn. Brothers Jacob and John Hicks were in the lumber and milk businesses, respectively. Hick Street was named sometime before 1819.
Hicks Street between West 9th Street and Mill Street has the honorary name "Reverend Arthur William Thomas Crayton, Jr. Drive".
Reverend Arthur William Thomas Crayton, Jr. (1929-2005) was a minister of Mount Ollie Baptist Church where he also served on the Usher Board, Junior and Senior Deacon Board and was a member of the Choir. He served as a pastor for 35 years at Calvary Baptist Church of Red Hook.
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