NYC Honorary Street Names


Betty Jean DiBiaso Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Ditmars Boulevard and 19th Street
Honoree: Betty Jean DiBiaso (1993-2015) was killed in a hit-and-run accident while she was crossing the street at Ditmars Boulevard and 19th Street. The driver, Nicholas Colleran, turned himself in the next day and was later sentenced to up to four years in state prison. In the aftermath of Ms. DiBiasio's death, the Department of Transportation, using community input, developed and implemented traffic safety measures in the Astoria Park area. Shore Boulevard, which runs along the waterfront, was converted to a one-way street with a protected bike lane. ADA accessible curb extensions were also instaled. These upgrades calmed traffic, separated cyclists from pedestrians and shortened the crossing distance for pedestrians. (Constantinides)

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