NYC Honorary Street Names


Aurea M Blanco Walk (Brooklyn)
Present name:Seigel Street
Location:Between Manhattan Avenue and Graham Avenue/ Avenue of Puerto Rico.
Honoree: Born Aurea Montanez in Puerto Rico in 1920, Ms. Blanco came to New York in 1945. She was one of the original pioneers behind the construction of the Borinquen Plaza housing development and was instrumental in the formation of the Borinquen Plaza Tenants Association, which she served as Treasurer. She was also President of the I.S. 49 PTA, and from 1978 to her death was Secretary of the Borinquen Senior Citizens Center. She died in 1995 at age 74.

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