NYC Honorary Street Names


Sr. Helen Patrick Howley Street (Brooklyn)
Present name:Berry St
Location:Bounded by South 2nd Street and South 3rd Street.
Honoree: Sr. Helen Patrick Howley (1933-1994), a Brooklyn native, joined the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1952. From 1961 to 1968, she taught high school in Puerto Rico while earning a bachelor's degree at the Catholic University. Returning to Brooklyn, she taught at St. Joseph's HS and became head of its Spanish Department. In 1978, she became principal of SS. Peter and Paul Parochial School. Fluent in Spanish, she had a warm relationship with Hispanic parents and was also an outspoken leader on community issues in Williamsburg.

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