NYC Honorary Street Names


Firefighter Sean S. Hanley Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of Oakland Avenue and Whitewood Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Sean S. Hanley (b. 1966) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
Larry Hanley Way (Staten Island )
Present name:Yukon Avenue
Location:Between Forest Hill Road and Richmond Avenue
Honoree:  Larry Hanley (d. 2019)was the founding member of the Working Families Party in New York State. He served as president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) who fought for more than 200,000 ATU members, transit riders and all trade unions. He advocated for better public transportation and for social, racial and economic justice for the working class. He was also the youngest president elected to Local 726. He led a successful campaign to reduce fares on express buses to Manhattan. He served as the Staten Island chairman of David Dinkins’ 1989 mayoral campaign, helping to elect New York’s first African-American Mayor. He also challenged the MTA, and with the help of others he was able to secure a 125% increase in ridership and 500 more jobs in his local union. (Borelli)

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