NYC Honorary Street Names


Walter McCaffrey Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 61st Street and Woodside Avenue
Honoree: Walter McCaffrey served as chairman of Queens Community Board 2, and chief-of-staff first to then Manhattan Borough President Andrew Stein, and later to Congressman Thomas Manton. In 1985, he was elected to the first of four terms in the New York City Council representing Woodside, Long Island City and Sunnyside for 16 years. He was instrumental in getting the library built in Long Island City that was named after Rep. Geraldine Ferraro. He also helped establish the five borough’s first homeless shelter for war veterans and its first police suicide prevention program. (Van Bramer)

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