NYC Honorary Street Names


Joseph L. Cugini Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Parkinson Avenue and Reid Avenue
Honoree: Joseph L. Cugini (1931-2018) served in the Korean War and later became a teacher and Assistant Principal at Intermediate School 51. He went on to become principal of Public School 46 and Continuing Education where he supervised numerous after school and evening centers for the students of Staten Island. He also coordinated schoolyard carnivals and trips to Washington, DC for students. He received the Educator of the Year Award, the Too Cool School Award, the Dedicated Service and Support for Staten Island Concert and Stage Band Program Award and the American Legion Award for Education, among others. When he retired in 2001, then Borough President Guy V. Molinari proclaimed June 19, 2001 as “Joseph L. Cugini Day” in the borough of Staten Island. (Matteo)

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