NYC Honorary Street Names


Captain Walter G. Hynes Way (Queens)
Present name:Beach 93rd Street
Location:Between Holland Avenue and Shore Front Parkway
Honoree: Walter G. Hynes (b. 1954) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Heidi Hynes Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of East 178th Street and Mapes Avenue
Honoree: Heidi Hynes (1968-2019) graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx. She joined the Friars of Atonement's mission in Jamaica before returning to the Bronx. She participated in her community, in her parish, on the street, in civic organizations as a leader and advocate, agitator of the status quo and problem-solver with openness and humility. She served as the executive director at the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center in the Crotona neighborhood of the Bronx for many years and managed to secure funding to keep the doors open and start new programs and initiatives even during the austerity of recession. As executive director, she expanded programming to including after school programs, GED, sports, dance, music and youth employment initiatives. She started a farmer’s market and community garden to provide healthy foods for the community and launched a food delivery service that distributed healthy produce to low-income households. She also started a Safe and Healthy Neighborhood Campaign to address gun violence and helped create Bronx Peace Action to oppose the Iraq War. She was a member of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, the Catholic Worker Movement and the Atlantic Life Community. (Salamanca)
Soccer Hall of Famer John “Jack” Hynes Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Tysens Lane and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: During World War II, John “Jack” Hynes was hit by shrapnel at the Battle of the Bulge. He underwent five operations and had no feeling in his left calf as a result of his injuries. Nevertheless, after the war, he resumed his soccer career. In 1956, he led the ASL in scoring and was named Most Valuable Player. After his soccer career ended, he joined the New York City Fire Department. He was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1977. (Oddo)

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