NYC Honorary Street Names


Brother Kevin McDonnell Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Underneath the Henderson Avenue and Tysen Street signs on the South side of Tysen Street
Honoree: Brother Kevin McDonnell (1924-2002), a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, was a teacher and track coach at St. Peterís Boys High School for over 40 years. He was first at St. Peterís from 1953 to 1960. After assignments at other schools, he returned to St Peterís in 1966 and remained there for the rest of his career. He taught history, math and religion while continuing his involvement with track.
Captain James McDonnell Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of East 152nd Street and Prospect Avenue
Honoree: Captain James F. McDonnell (b. 1939) was appointed to the FDNY on October 23, 1965. He died on October 20, 1985 from the injuries he received on October 11th in a fire at 634 Prospect Avenue. While operating on the fourth floor, Captain McDonnell sensed the ceiling was about to collapse and pushed two of his men into the hallway but the burning ceiling came down on him, trapping him. Before he could be pulled out sixty-five percent of his body was burned and he succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. He was awarded the James Gordon Bennett Medal and the Doctor Harry M. Archer Medals for sacrificing his life while saving the lives of two of his men. (Mark-Viverito)
LL:L.L. 2016/23

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