NYC Honorary Street Names


Wayne “Chops” Derrick Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner underneath the Henderson Avenue sign at the intersection of Henderson Avenue and Campbell Avenue
Honoree: Wayne Derrick (d. 2014), a former paratrooper, was a boiler mechanic and stationary fireman at PS 18 in West Brighton, the school he had attended, for 34 years until he retired in 1995. He had graduated from Curtis High School, where he was the first black captain of the football team. He was known as "Mr. West Brighton" for his profound impact on the community. He played football with the semi-professional Staten Island Panthers Football Club, and coached and sponsored numerous teams and programs. He also was a member of the Advance All-Star Football Advisory Board, helping pick all-stars to be honored by the newspaper. In 2002, the PS 18 library was renovated and named in his honor. (Rose)

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