Steve Flanders Square is named after Stephen C. “Steve” Flanders, an award-winning broadcast journalist who covered New York and national politics for more than four decades. Flanders died of a heart attack at the age of 64 on January 18, 1983 while on his way to a news conference at New York`s City Hall. He was the chief political reporter for WCBS radio. Millions of New Yorkers listened to his ”Reporter`s Journal” (Monday through Friday), and his ”Weekend Observer” broadcast on Saturday and Sunday. Flanders won awards from the New York Press Club and the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for his reportage and commentary.