NYC Honorary Street Names


Benjamin Fried Boulevard (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 43rd Avenue and Bell Boulevard
Honoree: Benjamin Fried (d. March 3, 2013) ran Bennís Hardware store until 2001. During the 1970ís, he was successful in keeping FDNY Engine Co. 306 open by organizing a large rally in Bayside and later became the chairman of the 306 Firehouse Committee. He was also instrumental in the opening of the 64th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard Firehouse. As a result of his devotion to the FDNY, he was given the honorary title of Deputy Battalion Chief. He founded the Bell Boulevard Merchants Association, as well as the Annual Childrenís Holiday Parade on Bell Boulevard, and he organized funding for the holiday lights on Bell Boulevard (Vallone)

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