NYC Honorary Street Names

Della Rocca

Dominick Della Rocca Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 69th Street and Shore Road
Honoree: Dominick Della Rocca, who died in 1998 at the age of 75, was a long-time business owner in Bay Ridge, operating Della Rocca’s restaurant. He was also the leader of an organization that began as the Locality Mayors and grew into being The Community Mayors. It is a not for profit, non-political group that he ran for 50 years, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with disabilities. He helped coordinate “Operation Santa Claus” where children receive gifts from Santa Claus who flies in on an airplane at JFK airport. He founded the Buck Wingo Athletic League, the Fort Greene Civic Center and received numerous awards for his work for the community. (Brannan)

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