NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Meryl Efron Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Richmond Road and Arthur Kill Road
Honoree: Meryl Efron (1957-2013), a dentist, eased fears and welcomed patients with elaborate decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and St. Patrick's Day. She donated her cooking skills to community events, and volunteered at Richmond Town as a costumed interpreter and guide. She was elected to the board of the Staten Island Historical Society in 2005, and also served on the boards of the St. George Theatre, Project Hospitality and the Staten Island Zoo. In 2000 she became associate director of the Staten Island University Hospital Department of Dentistry. In 1992 she was elected the first woman president of the Richmond County Dental Society. She was also honored for her service to the dental identification unit of the NYC Medical Examiner's Office following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Matteo)

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