NYC Honorary Street Names
Anthony J. Crecca, Jr. Plaza (Staten Island)
Present name:New Dorp Plaza
Location:The street area between Beach Avenue and New Dorp Lane.
Honoree: Mr. Creecca, a lawyer and lifelong resident of New Dorp, entered the political arena in 1965. In 1971 he was elected a Staten Isand Civil Court judge. While serving as judge, he handed down a precedent-setting decision that led to the adoption of the "comparative negligence " doctrine in civil suits, The ruling eventually became law in NYS. He ran unsuccessfuly for office on the Republican ticket for judge of the State Supreme Court and for Staten Island District Atorney. He died in September 1991.
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