NYC Honorific Street Names 1998-2013
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Raoul Wallenberg Way Brooklyn13th AvenueBetween 36th Street and 60th Street Raoul Wallenberg (1912-1947) was a Swedish diplomat who risked his life to save Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. When the Soviet army freed Budapest, Wallenberg presented himself to the army but then disappeared.201214MSweden111
Lewis Rudin WayManhattanEast 52nd StreetLexington Avenue and Park AvenueLewis Rudin (1927-2001) was co-chairman one of the New York’s leading real estate firms and co-founder the Association For A Better New York.200169M111
Nancy Cataldi Way QueensNoneIntersection of 109th Street and 86th Avenue Nancy Cataldi (1953-2008) was a life-long Richmond Hill resident and co-founder of the Richmond Hill Historical Society. She was a cultural historian and active preservationist for the Victorian era homes in Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Kew Gardens.200946F11
Edward “Iron Man” Holder Avenue Staten IslandNoneNortheast corner of Corbin Avenue and Barlow Avenue Edward Holder (1984-2005) followed a family tradition of becoming iron worker. After the September 11th World Trade Center disaster, he and other family members worked untold hours cutting through the mass of debris in hope of saving lives.2005131M1
Alice Kornegay Way ManhattanLexington AvenueBetween East 124th Street and East 131st Street Alice Grace Wragg Kornegay (1930-1996) was President of the Community Association of the East Harlem Triangle, Inc. which, under her direction, was responsible for the creation of many units of housing in the area bounded by Fifth Avenue, the East River, East 124th and East 132nd Streets.200160F1
Mildred Sutherland WayManhattanWest 152nd StreetBetween Broadway and AmsterdamMildred Sutherland was president of the West 152nd St. Block Association; a DC37 and UFT union leader; a Girl Scout leader; and an advocate of music education in public schools.201350F1
Jeanne, Jules, Morty Manford PFLAG Way Queens171st StreetBetween 33rd Avenue and 35th Avenue PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. Founded in 1973, it has become the world’s leading organization for allies of the LGBT community. Founder Jeanne Manford (1920-2013) was posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2013. (Dromm)2013131F1
Benny A. Lyde PlaceBrooklynNoneAt the northeast corner of Lincoln Place and New York AvenueBenny A. Lyde, a 21-year-old resident of Lincoln Place, was shot on September 2, 2005, and later died from his injuries. He was a business management and computer science student at Long Island University at the time of his death, and also helped run Groundwork for Youth, a youth literacy program in his East New York neighborhood.200992M11
W. Haywood Burns Corner ManhattanNoneSouthwest corner of Convent Avenue and West 143rd Street W. Haywood Burns (1940-1995) was a distinguished civil rights lawyer and former Dean of of CUNY Law School at Queens College. While in South Africa to attend an international conference in South Africa, he was killed by a truck running a stop sign.200034M111
Walter Jonas Judah Street ManhattanSt. James PlaceJames Street and Oliver Street Walter Jonas Judah, born 1778, was the first identifiable native-born Jewish student to attend an American medical school, Kings College, now known as Columbia University. In 1795, during his studies, a Yellow Fever Epidemic ravaged New York. While many others fled the City, he stayed to treat the sick. While doing so, he succumbed to Yellow Fever himself and died at the age of 22. (RGPR)199957M11
George Gibbons Jr. WayQueens60th DriveBetween Fresh Pond Road and Mt. Olivet CrescentGeorge Gibbons Jr. (1974-2011) a leader in community sports, educational, musical and charitable activities, was killed by a hit-run driver. His death brought attention to the weak penalty for leaving the scene of an accident.201350M11
Louis Rispoli Way QueensNoneIntersection of 51st Street and 43rd Avenue Louis Rispoli, a 30 year resident of Sunnyside, was a gay rights activist and arts and music supporter. He had been out for a walk at 2:15am when he was attacked by three men. He died of his injuries five days later.201350M11
Nicolas A. Nowillo Place QueensNoneIntersection of Crescent Street and 40th Avenue Nicolas A. Nowillo (d. 2008) died trying to protect a neighbor from getting robbed on the street. He volunteered at the East River Development Alliance and helped organize a seminar to teach new immigrants how to start businesses.200992M11
Dominick and Theresa DiMartinis Avenue Staten IslandFairbanks AvenueBetween Amboy Road and North Railroad Avenue Knows as the Mayor and his Tiger, this couple was admired as model parents, community activists and devoted friends. On November 12, 2004, on a routine errand to take their grandchild to school, the couple was hit broadside and were killed on impact.2005131MF11
Kevin Sheehy WayStaten IslandLuten AvenueBetween Amboy Road and Hylan BoulevardKevin Sheehy (1942-2001) a longtime biology teacher at Tottenville High School, was active in many community organizations. Among others, he served as: President of Friends of Snug Harbor; President of the South Shore Junior Chamber of Commerce; a board member of the Greenbelt Conservancy and vice-president of the Stapleton Local Development Corporation. He died on February 14, 2001 while participating in a charity basketball game. 200314M111
Luke M. Parlatore WayStaten IslandVirginia Avenue at the southeast corner of Bay StreetLuke M. Parlatore (1984-2002) died in 2002 from complications after a car accident, at the age of 17. After 9/11, he volunteered for the Red Cross and obtained supplies for workers at the World Trade Center site. He received citations from the Vietnam Veterans’ Association and the Alzheimer Foundation for his volunteer efforts.200848M11
William E. Rios CircleStaten IslandCorner of Westwood Avenue and Bradley AvenueWilliam E. Rios was killed by a stray gunshot in Castleton Corners. He completed trade school at the New York School of Seamanship in Mariners Harbor and worked seasonally for the United Parcel Service and during the summer of 2007, worked with youth in Harlem as a counselor for the New York City Housing Authority.200864M11
Ed Sadler WayBronxAt the intersection of East Schofield Street and City Island AvenueEd Sadler (d. 2011), a lifelong resident of City Island, spent more than 30 years as a marine pilot in the FDNY’s Marine Division. He was president of the City Island Historical Society. 201350M11
Battalion Chief Robert Turner’s WayBrooklynHancock StreetBetween Stuyvesant Avenue and Marcy AvenueBattalion Chief Robert Roland Turner ( 1932-1997 ) joined the FDNY in 1955. He was Deputy Commissioner for Community Affairs, before his promotion to Battalion Chief, and was proud of his role in expanding the participation of African-Americans and Women. He was also active in the Bridge A.M.E. Church and in local political and civic organizations. This block was the site of Engine Company No. 214 where Mr. Turner served for several years. 200181M11
Richard Sherry Way BrooklynNoneThe west side of Shore Road and 83rd Street Richard Sherry (d. 2008) was a Firefighter for over thirty years and an active union leader for members of the FDNY. He was very active in his community, participating in the 68th Precinct Youth Council for over 15 years by serving as a coach, indoor soccer commissioner, baseball director and treasurer.200864M11
Arthur Hill WayQueensIntersection of Illion Avenue and Hannibal StreetArthur Hill (1922-2010), rose to the rank of Assistant Chief in the NYPD. After retiring in 1973, he served on the boards of several charitable and civic organizations. 201350M11
Firefighter John Sineno DriveQueens87th Drivebetween Commonwealth Boulevard and 248th StreetJohn Sineno (1930-2003) joined the NYFD in 1962. He was assigned to Engine 58 in Harlem, where his skills in the kitchen were quickly harnessed. In 1972, along with Joe Hickey and Jack Mera, he helped establish the New York Hospital – New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. He was the author of two best-selling cookbooks whose proceeds went to the Burn Center and other charitable causes. 20048M11
Lt. Vic Navarra Way Staten IslandIntersection of East Raleigh Avenue at the southeast corner of North Burgher AvenueLt. Vic Navarra served (1952-2007), a New York City firefighter, participated in the early New York City Marathons. He later became the start coordinator for the Marathons, a thankless job that involved thousands of hours of preparation each year. Vic Navarra organized the Events Management Group and had success in Jamaica, Honolulu and Russia instructing race directors on effective ways to manage a marathon.200848M11
Nicholas Tortorici, Sergeant, NYPD Shield #4114 AvenueStaten IslandCorner of Arden Avenue and Hylan BoulevardSgt. Tortorici (1965-2006) was a 19-year veteran of the NYPD. Assigned to the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights. He and his team of detectives were assigned to the investigation in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks. He was active in raising funds for families who lost loved ones in the line of duty.200650M111
William J. Maguire WayStaten IslandIntersection of Kensington Avenue and Kramer StreetWilliam J. Maguire (1936-2010) a retired fireman, was a baseball coach at Holy Rosary for eight years and managed teams at East Shore Little League from 1972 to 1980. In 1975 Holy Rosary’s CYO team won 16 consecutive games and the NYS Archdiocesan Championship.201248M11
Alfred J. Ranieri WayBronxAmpere AvenueBetween Stadium Avenue and Ohm AvenueAlfred J. Ranieri (1924-2009) was a prominent attorney and civic leader in the East Bronx A 50-year resident of the Spencer Estate Country Club community, he was President of the Homeowners Association of Eastchester Bay and a Board Member of the Spencer Estate Civic Association.20113M1
Allison C. Rivera-Roman’s PlaceBronxHomer AvenueBetween Olmstead and Castle Hill AvenueAllison Rivera-Roman (1970-1994), a graduate of Christopher Columbus H.S., was active in her school, church and community. She worked in the cafeteria at the Bronx Veteran’s Hospital; with the elderly at Aging in America, a senior center on Pelham Parkway; and with mentally and physically challenged children at Holy Cross on Rosedale Avenue.200650F1
Almetha M. Reed PlaceBronxWest 190th StreetBetween Davidson Avenue and Grand AvenueAlmetha Melinda Reed (1928-1999) was a past president of the 52nd Pct. Community Council; a member of Community Board 7; a member of the African American Caribbean Heritage Day Parade Council; a member of the Tremont Avenue Block Association; Organizer of the Davidson Avenue Block Association; and active in several other civic, church and charitable groups. .200160F11
Andrew Robinson PlaceBronxClay AvenueEast 169th Street and East 170th StreetAndrew Robinson (1916-2000) was a longtime member and chairman of Community Board 4. He led campaigns for community beautification, improved sanitation, and public safety, and became known as “the Mayor of Claremont.”200123M11
Angel Luis Rosario PlaceBronxSoutheast corner of Fordham Road and Walton AvenueAngel Luis Rosario Martinez (1944-2000) served his community for fifteen years as an employee of Hunts Point Multi Service. He served as a board member on Bronx Community Planning Board No. 5 and went on to develop the idea of creating the Bronx Puerto Rican Day parade. It is now the second largest celebration of Puerto Rican heritage in the United States.200319M1
Arthur & Dorothy Crier PlaceBronxBoston RoadBetween East 179th Street and East 180th StreetArthur Crier (1935-2004) was a former Bronx CPB youth coordinator and legendary doo-wop musician. His wife, Dorothy Crier (1931?-2005) was also a longtime member of Bronx CPB and was one of the founders of Fordham Tremont Mental Health Center.2005131MF11
Astin Jacobo WayBronxProspect AvenueBetween East 180th Street and East 182nd StreetAustin Jacobo (1929-2002), was the president of the Crotona Community Coalition for 25 years. Under his leadership, the community received a 3 million dollar city grant enabling it to build a ballpark, maintain a sports program. The Coalition also developed affordable housing and a community center.200334M1
Ben and Dotty Abrams WayBronxIntersection of Holland Avenue, Antin Avenue and Bronxdale AvenueDorothy (1910- 2003) and Benjamin (1907-1984) Abrams lived in the Pelham Parkway area for more than 60 years and ran a luncheonette that was a local gathering place. Both were active members of local civic and charitable groups.201248MF11
Bishop Francisco Garmendia PlaceBronxCrotona ParkwayBetween Elsmere Place and East 176th StreetBishop Francisco Garmendia (1924-2005) was the first Hispanic bishop to serve the archdiocese of New York and was pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in the Bronx for a quarter century. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Center.20113M111
Bishop William J. Robinson PlaceBronxWashington AvenueBetween East 176th Street and East Tremont AvenueBishop William J. Robinson (1933-2004) founded the Garden of Prayer Cathedral and served as its pastor for forty-two years. He also served as president of the Bronx Shepard Restoration Corporation, a very successful housing development and advocacy organization.200613M11
Carmen B. Bermudez PlaceBronxBathgate AvenueBetween East 178th Street and East 179th StreetCarmen B. Bermudez was the founder of the Upper Bronx Neighborhood Association for Puerto Rican Affairs, Inc (NAPRA). It operates a day-care center for children with special needs as well as other programs assisting youth and young adults.200848F1
Charles Carroccetto Corner BronxIntersection of Crosby Avenue and Roberts AvenueCharles Carroccetto (1917-2008) operated Charlie’s, an Italian deli and ricotta cheese shop in Pelham Bay. He employed many local teenagers and contributing generously to youth and civic associations. He was a major benefactor of the Boy’s Club of New York as well as an active member of Community Board 10. 200992M111
Charles Lamontanaro LaneBronxRoberts Avenuethe north side of Roberts Avenue between Hobart Avenue and Jarvis AvenueCharles Lamontanaro (1943-2003) began teaching at P.S. 71, in The Bronx, in September 1968 became its Principal in 1984. He dramatically improved the physical condition of the building while also improving educational programs for students. He retired in 1999.20048M11
Charles Prince PlaceBronxJackson AvenueBetween East 166th Street and Home StreetCharles Prince (1924-2005) was Chairman of the Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center and the Morrisania Revitalization Corporation, Inc. In addition, he chaired the Municipal Services Committee of Bronx Community Board 3.200848M11
Dominic Castore Way BronxMorris Park AvenueBetween Colden Avenue and Bronxdale AvenueDominic Castore (1928-2012), Chairperson of Bronx Community Board 11 for 25 years, was president and co-founder of the Morris Park Community Association.201350M11
Dominick DeProspo LaneBronxMorris Park AvenueBetween Tomlinson and Haight AvenuesDominick DeProspo (1935-2003) planned, organized, fundraised, directed and coordinated the Bronx Columbus Day Parade and was instrumental establishing the Peace Plaza on Pelham Parkway. He was active in many organizations including the Knights of Columbus, the Morris Park Community Association, the 49th Precinct Community Council and Community Board 11.200543M1
Donald Engeldrum WayBronxCorner of Sullivan Place and East Tremont AvenueDonald Engeldrum (d. 2006) earned an award and a meeting with President Ronald Reagan for chasing down two bank robbers. He was the proprietor of Engeldrum’s Service Station at East Tremont and Lafayette Avenues, a founder of the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a longtime member of Community Board 10 and the 45th Precinct Community Council.200728M111
Dorothy Gomes WayBronxEdenwald Avenue and East 233rd StreetDorothy Gomes (1939-2009) was a founding member of the Northeast Bronx Democratic Committee and active with Community Board 12 and the 47th Precinct Council. She founded Dorcal Edenwald, Inc. which sold automobile insurance policies, and also provided income tax and transportation services. In 1985, after the discontinuance of the BX14 bus, she became the first African-American to own and operate a bus franchise in the state of New York.200992F11
Dr. Carlo Mannino PlaceBronxthe southwest corner of the intersection of Schley Avenue and Wilcox AvenueDr. Carlo Mannino (b. 1960) was a talented organist, composer and musician, He received his Doctor of Music Arts degree in 1986 and went on to serve a number of parishes throughout the Archdiocese of New York, as a musical director, organist and choirmaster. He composed over 150 musical works before his death at the age of 33. 200314M11
Dr. Catherine Rashke PlazaBronxCorner of Hollywood Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard Service Road SouthCatherine A. Rashke (1914-1998) started teaching in New York City Public Schools in 1932. In 1952, she was appointed Assistant Principal of the new Junior High School 125X and in 1957 became Principal at P.S. 14 where she served until her retirement in 1978. 19992F11
Dr. Michael Lancelot Marcano WayBronxAt the intersection of 188th Street and Fordham RoadBishop Michael Lancelot Marcano (1947-2011), was Pastor of the Creston Avenue Baptist Church of Christ, Inc. for 22 years until his death.201214M1
Dr. Ramón S. Velez BoulevardBronxEast 152nd StreetBetween Westchester Avenue and Prospect AvenueDr. Ramón S. Velez (1933-2008) was an integral force in the creation of the Neighborhood Services Program and the Model Cities Program, an appointee to the Presidential Task Force on Federal Prisons during the Nixon Administration, and in 1995, created the National Puerto Rican Day Parade200650M1
Dr. Salvatore Paul Squitieri Way*BronxCorner of Burhe Avenue and Jarvis AvenueDr. Salvatore Paul Squitieri (1908-1989), known to many as “Uncle Doc,” practiced medicine for 40 years in Pelham Bay. Dr. Squitieri delivered babies, performed surgical procedures and made house calls, and if a patient could not afford a medical bill, he not only continued to provide care, he would often send them groceries to help them through difficult times.200613M1
Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff WayBronxSouthern BoulevardBetween Fordham Road and Allerton AvenueDr. Theodore Kazimiroff (1914-1980), a dentist, was the founder and first president of the Bronx County Historical Society and the longtime official Bronx historian. 201147M1
Dra. Evelina Antonetty WayBronxSouthwest corner of East 156th Street and Prospect AvenueDra. Evelina Antonetty was a community activist who founded the United Bronx Parents Inc. in 1966. The agency advocates for improved education for children in south Bronx public schools.201214F1
Dra. Evelina Antonetty WayBronxSouthwest corner of East 156th Street and Prospect AvenueDra. Evelina Antonetty was a community activist who founded the United Bronx Parents Inc. in 1966. The agency advocates for improved education for children in south Bronx public schools.201214F1
Edith Copeland Baldwin WayBronxIntersection of Tilden Street and Barnes AvenueEdith Copeland Baldwin (1920-2009), who worked in the controller’s office at R. H. Macy, was a Shop Steward and Executive Board Member for the Department Store Workers Union. She was also an advocate for residents of Tilden Towers II, chairperson of the Cooperative Advisory Council for 32 years, and a State Committeewoman from 1984 to 1988.200992F1
Edward A. Stevenson BoulevardBronxBoston RoadThird Avenue and East 174th StreetEdward A. Stevenson (1935-1996), active in Bronx politics, was Director of Neighborhood Preservation for the NYC Housing Development Administration and held a series of senior positions with the City’s Department of Environmental Protection. 200060M1
Elias Karmon WayBronxAt the northeast corner of Thwaites Place and Barker AvenueElias Karmon, who die at 98 in 2008, was community leader, philanthropist and businessman. He was president of the Pelham Parkway Jewish Center; on the boards of numerous Bronx-based charitable organizations; president of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. He was a founder of the Ponce de Leon Federal Bank, one of the few institutions that continued to provide financial services to South Bronx residents in 1970’s and 1980’s and was also a founder and former chairman of The Bronx Branch of the Urban League.2013131M11
Frank Durkan WayBronxTibbett AvenueBetween West 240th Street and West 238th StreetFrank Durkan (1930-2006), an Irish-born lawyer, represented members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army and also provided legal help to Irish immigrants in Riverdale. He was a central player on the U.S. end of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, notably as chairman of Americans for a New Irish Agenda. 201248MIreland1
Georgina Soccodato WayBronxMorris Park AvenueFrom White Plains Road to Hunt AvenueGeorgina Soccodato (1946-2000) was clothing store owner and community leader in the Morris Park area. She was vice-president of the Morris Park Business Association, coordinator of the Morris Park Civilian Patrol and served for 17 years as the coordinator of The Bronx Columbus Day Parade. She also became Executive Director of the Morris Park Local Development Corporation, and served on the boards of numerous business, civic and charitable organizations.200168F11
Gloria D. Alexander WayBronxDigney AvenueBetween East 233rd Street and Bussing AvenueGloria D. Alexander (1932-2008) had a 20- year career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Institute. She was a member of the Northeast Bronx Democratic Club, and also of the 47th Precinct Council, Community Board 12, the Williamsbridge NAACP, the National Council of Negro Women, the 47th Precinct Clergy Coalition and the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Adventures Club.200992F1
Gloria Wise WayBronxDonizetti Loop at the corner of Baychester AvenueGloria Wise (1937-1993) was the founding Executive Director of the Youth Activities Committee (YAC), the predecessor agency to the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club.200650F1
Harold Rapkin PlazaBronxThe west side of Paulding Avenue at its intersection with the EsplanadeHarold Rapkin (1917-1977), a World War II veteran, joined Post #769 of the Jewish War Veterans in 1974 and was later its Commander. Shortly after joining, he suggested a donation to the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for two bullet-proof vests. This was at a time when the NYPD did not issue bulletproof vests. He involved Post #769 in many other projects and was also active as a volunteer at the Kingsbridge VA Hospital.200171M11
Henry Grate Sr. Place BronxRemington StreetBetween Liberty Avenue and Lakewood AvenueHenry Grate Sr. (1922-2008) was the unofficial community barber and never charged anyone. A skilled carpenter, he taught his skills to neighborhood children. He also built a recording studio in his basement to give the youth a positive outlet to express their talents. 201147M1
Henry McKenzie PlaceBronxProspect AvenueBetween East 183rd Street and East 185th StreetHenry McKenzie (1936-2006), a WWII veteran, was known as the Mayor of Prospect Avenue. From 1968 until his death, he lived on Prospect Avenue , where he repaired broken bicycles for the children and worked as a mechanic at “The Tire Shop.”200946M11
Herb Lieberman WayBronxNorthwest corner of the intersection of West 236th Street and Independence AvenueHerb Liberman (1928-2001) served as a member of the executive boards of P.S 24 and the David A. Stein Riverdale School M.S. 141. He was also a strong and vigorous supporter of Israel, beginning with his early opposition to the Arab boycott of Israel in the 1970s and continuing until his death on October 18, 2001.20048M1
Herb Rosenblatt PlaceBronxWaters PlaceEastchester Road to Westchester AvenueIn 1972 Herb Rosenblatt (1948-1991) a special education teacher, led the formation of the Bronx Special Olympics Area Committee, organizing volunteers in a program serving over 20,000 children and adults. 200145M11
Hilton White WayBronxCauldwell AvenueBetween East 161st Street and East 163rd StreetBetween East 161st Street and East 163rd Street
Honoree: From the mid 1950’s through the late 1960’s, Hilton White ran a community basketball program called The Falcons that taught discipline, pride and respect for academic excellence to hundreds of young people in the Bronx. He was also one of the first black basketball coaches at the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Howard E. Padernacht PlaceBronxSouthwest corner of Giles Place and Sedgwick AvenueFor over 30 years Howard Padernacht (d. 2009) dealt with local landlords and negotiated on behalf of tenants. He also led the tenants of the Shalom Aleichem Houses in obtaining the first Preservation Participation Loan from the City of New York, which drastically improved living conditions in the Kingsbridge community. 201248M1
James V. Downey WayBronxMosholu AvenueBetween West 254th Street and West 256th StreetJames V. Downey, a 40-year employee of the FBI, founded and led the North Riverdale Baseball League, a model for youth baseball and softball programs in the Bronx and elsewhere. 201350M1
Joe Perez WayBronxCypress AvenueBetween 138th Street and 139th StreetJoe Perez (1950-2012) was a campaigner for clean air and co-founded The South Bronx Clean Air Coalition, Inc.201350M1
John “Boy Wonder” Isaacs WayBronxHoe AvenueBetween East 173rd Street and East 174th StreetJohn Isaacs (1915-2009), who played professional basketball with the all-black New York Renaissance (Rens) other teams, was a youth mentor and recreation counselor at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx for over 40 years. 201248M11
John Cifichiello WayBronxMace AvenueFrom Bronxwood Avenue to Williamsbridge RoadJohn Cifichiello (1906-2000) a Navy veteran of World War II, was a member of Community Board 11 and Chair of its Parks Committee for many years. He also served as Commander of his Catholic War Veterans Post, volunteered at the Kingsbridge V.A. Hospital, organized blood drives for St. Lucy’s church, was a coach and later president of the Pelham Parkway Little League, and was a volunteer at the New York Botanical Gardens until his death.200168M111
Julio Torres PlaceBronxBryant AvenueBetween East 179th Street and Boston RoadJulio Torres (1933-2004) was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he moved his family to the Bronx and became involved with the Simpson Street Development Association. Shortly thereafter, he began his career as a Peace Officer for the Health and Hospitals Corporation. He retired in 1995 after 25 years of service.200613MPuerto Rico1
Kenneth Pontillo WayBronxIntersection of Gleason Avenue and Zerega AvenueKenneth Pontillo (1954-2009) was born and raised in the Bronx. He managed and coached thousands of individuals through his thirty-three years as manager of the Castle Hill Little League and created a fun learning environment for kids to develop their passion for the game of baseball.20113M1
Larry Lusk WayBronxAt the intersection of Frisby Avenue and Benson AvenueLarry Lusk was the proprietor of a candy store, known as L.M. Stationery, opposite P.S. 12. For a generation, the store was an informal gathering spot for neighborhood residents, who discussed civic activities and neighborhood news. From the 1940’s through to the late 1960’s, Mr. Lusk’s establishment was a focal point of community activity and a safe haven for local children.200864M11
Laveria A. Ross PlaceBronxMohegan AvenueEast 179th Street and East 180th StreetLaveria Alva Connor (1935-1997), a school crossing guard, was a foster parent with the Harlem Dowling Children’s Foster Home. From 1982 until her death she cared for more than 250 foster children, many on an emergency basis, in addition to raising nine children of her own.200041F11
Linda Ballou WayBronx137th StreetBetween Brook Avenue and St. Ann's AvenueLinda Ballou (1949-2007) was a board member of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Department of Mental Health Services and was president of the Resident Association at Millbrook Houses, where she implemented an SAT prep program and a food pantry.201350F1
Linton J. Cummings SquareBronxIntersection of Givan Avenue and Fish AvenueLinton Cummings (1926-1996), while still studying for his degree in accounting, set up the accounting system for the new Higher Education Development Fund (HEDF), established to help school dropouts get further education and employment. As a result of his work he was named vice president of HEDF in 1972 and two years later became its president.199853M1
Louis Salvati WayBronxMickle AvenueBetween Astor Avenue and Pelham Parkway NorthLouis Salvati (1922-2010), as president of the Chester Civic Improvement Association, led a successful campaign to improve street safety and traffic flow following the approval of a large commercial development.20113M1
Louis Tuzzio CornerBronxNortheast corner of Maclay Avenue and Seddon StreetLouis John Tuzzio (1911-1999), a weaver and later a hospital worker, moved to 2440 Maclay Avenue in 1959. He remained for the next 40 years. and came to be called The Mayor of Maclay. His daily routine included shopping at local stores for neighbors who were housebound. 200037M1
Ma Carter’s Way BronxBryant AvenueBetween East 180th Street and Southern Boulevard Juanita “Ma” Carter was a community activist, member of Community Board6 and the 48th Pct. Council, President of Lambert Houses and a founding member of “Not in My Neighborhood You Don’t” anti-violence and drug campaign.2005131F1
Marcus Garvey Square BronxNoneAll four corners of Gunhill Road and White Plains Road Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was a Black Nationalist leader who created the “Back to Africa” movement in the United States. In Jamaica, he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and the African Communities League. He settled in New York City in 1916. He encouraged African-Americans to be proud of their race and preached their return to Africa.200864M1
Marshall C. England Way BronxBathgate AvenueBetween the Cross Bronx Expressway and Claremont Parkway Marshall C. England (1932-2000) came to New York in 1958 and became a street gang worker for the City Youth Board. In his early years in New York, he chaired New York C.O.R.E. and the board of the HARYOU-ACT Community Corporation. He went on to founded L.A.B.O.R. (the League of Autonomous Bronx Organizations for Renewal). an umbrella group for antipoverty and social programs.200334M1
Martin Gold Place BronxTenbroeck AvenueBetween Mace Avenue and Allerton Avenue Martin Gold was a longtime Bronx activist. Several times a month, he would repaint mailboxes that had been vandalized by graffiti and always valued quality of life issues. He was also activist on behalf of senior citizens.200864M1
Mary V. Lauro Way BronxMatilda AvenueBetween East 236th Street and East 237th Street Mary V. Lauro graduated from Hunter College in 1947 and later went to work for Adhesive Products Corporation where she co-invented Monzini, a synthetic casting compound used by many museums in dinosaur skeletons and other exhibits and also sculptors and makeup artists. She was also very active in her community and served as the president of the Wakefield Taxpayers and Civic League (WTCL) for 25 years. (Koppell)2013131F1
Mattie Harris Place BronxTilden StreetBetween Bronxwood Avenue and East Gun Hill Road Mattie Harris (1923-2003), a lay practical nurse, was a community leader in the Northeast Bronx for more than 35 years. She was active in the Tilden Street Block Association, the Williamsburg Mobile Patrol of the Northeast Bronx (President), the 47th Precinct Council (Past Second Vice President), the Northeast Bronx Democratic Club, and the Abyssinian Baptist Church.20048F1
Meg Charlop Way BronxFulton AvenueBetween East 166th Street and East 167th Street Meg Charlop (1952-2010) was a community and housing organizer in Morrisania. For 26 years, she worked for the Montefiore Medical Center and was a leader in the fight against childhood lead poisoning.201214F1
Michael Cotter Sr. Place BronxWickham AvenueBetween Stillwell Place and Astor Avenue Michael Cotter Sr. served as Treasurer of Mt. St. Michael School and President of the Father’s Guild where he organized events and raised money for the school. He also coached in the Astor Little League and volunteered to patrol his neighborhood through the Chester Civic Association.200864M1
Peggy Braverman Way BronxNoneIntersection of Matthews Avenue and Astor Avenue Peggy Braverman (1921-2011) was the Deputy County Clerk for the Bronx from 1985 to 1999 and was active in the Pelham Parkway Community for more than four decades. 201214F1
Phyllis Yvonne Reed Plaza BronxNoneAt the intersection of Davidson Avenue and West Kingsbridge Road Phyllis Yvonne Reed (1943-2009) was a longtime Bronx activist who founded one of the first black-owned advertising agencies, Dalmatian Enterprises Inc.,20113F11
Ray Cilento Place BronxLydig AvenueWilliamsbridge Road and Yates Avenue Orazio “Ray” Cilento (1945-2000), an electrician, was for 38 years, as a member of New Yorks Central Labor Council, a dedicated volunteer in the interests of rank and file union members, as well as a Little League team manager and coach.200125M1
Richard Reed, Jr. Place BronxEast 166th StreetBetween Union Avenue and Tinton Avenue Richard Reed, Jr. (d. 2005) retired after a 34 year career as a Recreation Director for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. He was one of the founders of the Bronx Foundation, a founder of the annual “Old Timers Day” and a former member of Community Boards 3, serving on its Quality of Life Committee.200650M11
Rocco Miano Way BronxHone AvenueBetween Morris Park Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue Rocco Miano, born and raised in Morris Park, was a founding member of the Morris Park Community Patrol, which he served for nearly 30 years. He was the Second Vice President of the Morris Park Community Association for 10 years and a member for over 35 years. .20113M1
Rudy Macina Peace Memorial Plaza BronxNoneWilliamsbridge Road and Esplanade Rudy Macina (1923-1993) a Marine in World War II, returned to the Bronx and became a community activist. He helped revitalize the Bronx Columbus Day Parade; “adopted” and cleaned up two subway stations on the Dyer Avenue Line, and was the force behind a movement to create a veterans memorial in the triangle at Williamsbridge Road, Laconia Avenue and Pelham Parkway North.199959F1
Ruth Poindexter Plaza BronxVyse AvenueBetween East 173rd Street and East 174th Street Ruth Poindexter (b. 1942) had a long record of service to her community’s schools. She was vice president of C.S. 57; secretary of I.S. 193 PTA, and parent liaison for Community School District 12. In 1979 she was appointed by the board to represent Special Education. She was also secretary of Mid-Bronx Community Development Federal Credit Unionand Treasurer of Montefiore Medical Group.200728M1
The Leona Clardy Way BronxNoneCorner of Walton Avenue and 177th Street Ms. Clardy (1921-2004) was a life-long resident of the Bronx and was always committed and dedicated to improving the community. She was a soft spoken lady who loved children, who was a drum major for better neighborhood services.200543F1
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue BronxBartow Avenuein its entirety This designation honors the famed civil rights leader (b. 1929) who organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led the 1963 March on Washington, and was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The designation applies to the entire length of Bartow Avenue.200334M1
Thelma Boyd Boulevard BronxEast 170th StreetBetween Webster Avenue and Third Avenue Thelma Boyd (d. 2005) moved to Morris Houses in 1953 and was a tenant advocate for over 50 years, particularly for residents of Claremont Village.2005131F1
Thomas E. Brown Avenue BronxBaychester AvenueEast 233rd Street and Burke Avenue Thomas E. Brown (1921-1998), who taught instrumental music for 30 years in New York City schools, was a leader in the Baychester community, combating problems such as flooding, prostitution, rat infestation, and unwanted building developments. He also distributed surplus food to needy families and helped youths find summer jobs.200046M11
Vincent Jackson Way BronxClinton AvenueBetween East 181st Street and East 182nd Street Vincent Jackson was a sergeant in the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation hospital police when he retired in 1992. He went on to become an advocate for housing and social programs that would improve the lives of members of his community.200946M1
Yolanda Garcia Way BronxThird AvenueBoth sides of the street, from 156th Street to 159th Street Yolanda Garcia was 53 when she died in February 2005. She was one of the founders of Nos Quedamos/We Stay, a community group that worked to prevent evictions of people who lived and worked in her Melrose neighborhood.200848F1
Abe Kanter WayBrooklynNoneIntersection of 65th Street and 4th AvenueAbe Kanter (d. 2009) was a founder of a local AARP chapter, an assistant scoutmaster, an auxiliary police officer, and a commander of the Jewish War Veterans. He regularly visited patients at the VA Hospital and guided visitors through the Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton.201147M11