NYC Honorary Street Names


Marlyn Carmen Garcia Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 43rd Street and 8th Avenue
Honoree: Marlyn Carmen Garcia (b. 1980) worked for Marsh & McLennan at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
P.O. Joseph Garcia Place (Staten Island)
Present name:Clinton Avenue
Location:Between Prospect Avenue and Henderson Avenue
Honoree: Joseph Robert Garcia (1940-1975) served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman in Korea. After his discharge, Joseph Garcia joined the New York City Police Department. He died in the line of duty on January 20, 1975 as a result of wounds received while in pursuit of two robbery suspects.
Police Officer Jill Garcia Place (Bronx)
Present name:Cross Bronx Expressway
Location:Between Park Avenue and Washington Avenue
Honoree: Police Officer Jill Garcia (1975-2009), assigned to the 48th Precinct, worked on patrol and as part of the Domestic Violence Unit.  In March 2009, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and died later that year. Jill used her bilingual talents in particular to help those most vulnerable to domestic violence, immigrant women. 
Yolanda Garcia Way (Bronx)
Present name:Third Avenue
Location:Both sides of the street, from 156th Street to 159th Street
Honoree: Yolanda Garcia was 53 when she died in February 2005. She was one of the founders of Nos Quedamos/We Stay, a community group that worked to prevent evictions of people who lived and worked in her Melrose neighborhood.

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