NYC Honorary Street Names


65th Infantry Regiment “Borinqueneers” Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of East 102nd Street and Lexington Avenue
Honoree: The 65th Infantry Regiment, based in Puerto Rico, was among the many units of the armed forces mobilized to fight in the Korean War (1950 to 1953). The unit, made up largely of Puerto Rican soldiers, took the battle nickname of “Borinqueneers” in honor of the original name of Puerto Rico. The island was called Borinquen by the native Taino Indians. The Borinqueneers served bravely in the Korean War and in 2014 were recognized for their valiant service with a Congressional Gold Medal. (Mark-Viverito)

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