NYC Honorary Street Names


Simeonette Mapes Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Forest Hill Road and Travis Avenue
Honoree:  Simeonette Mapes (1982-2012) taught high school history at the School for Classics: An Academy of Thinkers, Writers and Performers in Brooklyn. She also ran the Girls Leadership Club and founded the schoolís Fairy Godmother Project which provided prom dresses, accessories and cosmetoligists' services to children who could not afford to attend the prom. She also formed the Sunshine Committee which provided birthday and holiday gifts to co-workers and students who were not able to receive gifts from their families. She was a volunteer at the Fort Hamilton Church Group Society and the HeartShare Foundation where she offered her services to children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. After her death, a non-profit organization called Sissyís Angels Inc. was founded to continue her work and has provided over 500 prom dresses for less fortunate students and also supplies toys to children at Staten Island Hospitalís pediatric unit. (Matteo)

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