NYC Honorary Street Names


Howard Dunn Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 78th Street and 3rd Avenue
Honoree: Howard Dunn (1926-2015), a WW II Navy veteran, was devoted to patriotic and veterans' causes. His efforts included purchasing and planting 1,000 American flags in front of stores and businesses in Bay Ridge, where he served as a grand marshal of the Kings County Memorial Day Parade. Between 2009 and 2012 he helped raise more than $28,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, and also worked with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on clothing drives for veterans. For the Boy Scouts of America, he oversaw 20 Boy Scout troops. In addition, he was active in the American Legion, AARP, the Committee to Save the Fort Hamilton Army Base, and the 3rd Avenue Merchants. His efforts were recognized by by numerous awards from civic organizations and public officials. (Gentile)
Rose and Edward Dunn Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 6th Street and Prospect Park West
Honoree: Rose and Edward Dunn lived for over 70 years at 591 6th Street, where they raised five children. Rose Dunn served on the Board of the American Red Cross, was a Girl Scout Leader, a trustee of Methodist Hospital, the founder of the Hospitalís gift Shop, and a Lady of the Holy Sepulcher. Edward Dunn owned and managed Edw. H. C. Dunn Funeral Home for over 60 years. He was co-founder of the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association, a trustee of Methodist Hospital for 35 years, an adult leader of the Boy Scouts, and a member of the Board of Managers of the Prospect Park YMCA. Both served in many and various aspects of St. Saviorís Church. (Lander)

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