NYC Honorary Street Names


Ruth and John Kempisty Avenue (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 58th Avenue and 69th Street
Honoree:  Ruth and John Kempisty met while serving in the Armed Forces during WWII and married shortly after the war. They settled in Maspeth and became members of Community Board 5, the Anti-Crime task force, the Anti-Sludge Group, the United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth. They were members of the Juniper Park Civic Association, the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol and Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together. Ruth who passed away on October 29, 2013 served on the State Senate Veterans Advisory Commission and the Women in Military Service to America. John, who passed away on May 16, 2019, supported the annual Three Man Basketball Tournament at Frontera Park and was a member of the Parks Service Committee of Community Board 5. (Holden)

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