NYC Honorary Street Names
James “Pop” Colon Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of King Street and Osborne Avenue
Honoree: James Colon was a Korean War veteran who served in the United States Navy from 1951-1954. He was a decorated member of the FDNY for more than 30 years, completing his career as a Fire Marshal.
Luz Colon Place (Queens)
Present name:Baxter Avenue
Location:Between Broadway and Layton Street
Honoree: Luz. C. Colon (1946-2003) worked for the Department of Youth and Community Development as the Queens site center manager for Citizenship New York City, a program geared helping legal permanent residents to become US Citizens. Involved in her community, she was 1st Vice President of the Queens Hispanic Parade..
PFC Alberto Colon Street (Queens)
Present name:204th Street
Location:Between 46th Road and 47th Avenue
Honoree: PFC Alberto Colon was a United States Marine killed in action in Vietnam on February 20, 1968. At the time of his death he had just turned 19 years of age.
Rev. Ruben Dario Colon Place (Bronx)
Present name:Woodycrest Avenue
Location:West 167th and West 168th Streets
Honoree: Ruben Dario Colon (1923-2000) became pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in 1959. In 1968, after occupying several moves, “Resurrection” found a home on Woodycrest Avenue where Pastor Colon lived and served until his retirement in October 1999.
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