NYC Honorary Street Names


Officer Michael Buczek Avenue (Manhattan)
Present name:Edgecombe Avenue
Location:Between Jumel Place and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Police Officer Michael Buczek (b. 1964) was assigned to the 34th Precinct in Upper Manhattan. On October 13, 1988, he and his partner, Police Officer Joseph Barbato, after responding to a call on West 161st Street and Broadway, saw two men loitering in the building. When approached, the two men fled. Shots were fired and Police Officer Buczek was fatally wounded in the chest.
LL:2001/ 68
Ted Buczek Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Fort George Avenue and Audubon Avenue
Honoree: Ted Buczek (1926-2010) served in the United States Navy during WWII and later worked at Swann Manufacturing in New Jersey. He was a member of the Pulaski Association within the NYPD. His son Michael was killed in 1988 at the age of 24 after he and his partner struggled with two drug-dealing suspects. Ted started the Police Officer Michael Buczek Foundation and the Michael Buczek Little League, which today serves about 500 Washington Heights youths each year. These foundations give children safe places to play while being mentored by NYPD officers. (Rodriguez)

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