NYC Honorary Street Names


Mrs. Rosemary Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of New Dorp Lane and Cloister Place
Honoree: Rosemary Cappozalo (1939-2009) taught dance to two generations of women on Staten Island and was the driving force behind the revival of the St. George Theatre. Six of her students went on to become Rockettes and others danced on Broadway. She purchased and restored the St. George Theatre through her not-for-profit Richmond Dance Ensemble. The theatre once hosted notables like Al Jolson, Kate Smith and Guy Lombardo. She donated tickets to the Seamen's Society for Children and Families and other organizations to ensure all Staten Islanders could be exposed to the arts. She also gave free dance instruction to underprivileged students, helped dancers get college scholarships, taught therapeutic dance classes for women recovering from cancer surgery and staged recitals to raise money for numerous charities. (Matteo)

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