NYC Honorary Street Names
Crossing Guard Doris Allen Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Castleton Avenue at the northeast corner of Broadway
Honoree: Doris Allen (1929-2007) became a school crossing guard in 1986 and was an active crossing guard until the age of 78. . She also loved to sing and was an original member of the Voices of Shiloh at Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church.
Damon S. Allen Place (Brooklyn)
Location:Northeast corner of St. Marks Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
Honoree: Damon S. Allen was a young NYC Department of Sanitation employee and local hero who had saved a child who had to jump from a fire fatal to others. He was murdered in September 2006, following the West Indian American Carnival, while attempting to defuse a fight among a group of men.
Detective David Allen Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Tompkins Avenue
Location:Between Flushing Avenue and Fulton Street
Honoree: David Carl Allen (b. 1958) joined the NYPD in 1985 and was assigned to the Neighborhood Stabilization Unit in the 79th Precinct in Brooklyn where he remained for the balance of his career. He was subsequently assigned to Community Affairs and promoted to Detective Specialist on July 28, 1999. On November 30, 2000, Detective Allen died in a tragic accident while cleaning his service revolver.
Dorothy M. Allen Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Glenmore Avenue
Location:Between Vermont Street and New Jersey Avenue
Honoree: Dorothy M. Allen served the community as a member of the Cypress Hills/East New York Beacon at I.S. 302, the DC 37 Women’s Committee, and chairperson of the Aging Committee of Community Board 5.
Henry “Red” Allen Way (Bronx)
Present name:Prospect Avenue
Location:Between Freeman Street and East 169th Street
Honoree: Henry Allen (1908-1967) was an outstanding jazz tumpeter who, in the 1920s and '30s played with King Oliver, with Fletcher Henderson's big band, and with the Luis Russel big band which was fronted by Louis Armstrong. He established himself as a premier soloist of the early swing period and made numerous recordings. He later formed a sextet of his own which played in New York clubs such as Kelly’s Stable and Café Society. From 1954 he was a member of a Dixieland style house band at the Metropole. He continued to play and tour until shortly before his death. (Arroyo)
NYS Senator Hon. Mark W. Allen Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Clove Road street sign at the southeast corner of W. Raleigh Avenue
Honoree: Mark W. Allen (1877-1958) represented Richmond and Rockland Counties in the New York State Senate in 1923-24, during which time he introduced a bill to construct two bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey, the Outerbridge Crossing and the Goethals Bridge. Both were opened in 1928 and spurred significant development on Staten Island.
Richie Allen's Way -- FDNY 9/11/01 (Queens)
Location:The Boardwalk and Beach 91st Street
Honoree: Firefighter Richie Allen (b. 1970) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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