NYC Honorary Street Names


John J. McCarthy Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of Royce Street and Avenue U
Honoree: John J. McCarthy (1971-2016), a master plumber by trade, is best known for his prodigious work in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, installing new water heaters and boilers, at cost, to storm-stricken residents. After helping hundreds of residents of Bergen Beach, he began helping people in Gerritsen Beach as well. McCarthy was long active in the Knights of Columbus, through which he led numerous charity events, raising funds and awareness for veterans, including Wounded Warriors; and for services to Autism and other special needs children. He was also an active member of the Mill Basin/Bergen Beach Lions Club, where he participated in its programs to provide help for individuals with vision loss. (Maisel)
Sister Mary Patrick McCarthy Way (Queens)
Present name:94th Street
Location:Between 34th Avenue and 35th Avenue
Honoree: Sister Mary Patrick McCarthy (1935-2002) served as principal of the Blessed Sacrament School from 1967 to 2002. She aided many recent immigrants from South America, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba by providing access to good and affordable education.

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