NYC Honorary Street Names
Milton Berger Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Surf Avenue
Location:Between West 8th Street and West 10th Street.
Honoree: Brooklyn-born Milton Berger managed restaurants in the Times Square Area before becaming a show business press agent. For more than 50 years he used publicity talents to draw visitors to Coney Island. Although known for his flamboyant style, he had a high regard for opers, the fine arts, and literature. He worked for Steeplechase Park; the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce; and Astroland, the last of the big Coney Island amusement parks. He died in 1997 at age 81.
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