NYC Honorary Street Names


Captain William F. Burke, FDNY Street (Manhattan)
Present name:East 40th Street
Location:between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue
Honoree: William F. Burke (b. 1955) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Monsignor William F. Burke Way (Queens)
Present name:Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Location:From Beach 95th Street to Beach 102nd Street
Honoree: Monsignor William F. Burke (1917-2005) was ordained in 1943. His love of the Rockaways began at St. Francis deSales in 1945 before his transfer to St. Camilus Church in 1951. His famous band, founded in 1952, still plays today. In 1963, he began his work at Institutional Services of the Brooklyn Diocese but remained a fixture at St. Camilus.

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