NYC Honorary Street Names


P.O. Ronald G. Becker, Jr. Way (Bronx)
Present name:Washington Avenue
Location:At 830 Washington Avenue
Honoree: Ronald Becker (1958-2012) served in the United States Navy and with the New York City Police Department for 20 years. He was assigned to the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx and made more than 50 arrests and was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. He died from illnesses he contracted after inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (Gibson)
Walter Becker Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 112th Street and 72nd Drive
Honoree: Walter Carl Becker (1950-2017) was an American musician, songwriter, bassist and record producer. He was a native of Forest Hills, Queens, growing up at 112-20 72nd Drive in Forest Hills. In 1971, Walter Becker and his partner, Donald Fagen, formed the jazz-rock band Steely Dan. They produced music that was highly regarded by critics and fellow musicians alike, and sustained a devoted audience for over 40 years. In 2000, Steely Dan won four Grammys, including Record of the Year. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. (Koslowitz)

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