NYC Honorary Street Names


Miguel A. Melenciano Way  (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the corner of Broadway and 213th Street
Honoree: Miguel A. Melenciano was supervisor of the Dominican Republic's Central Electoral Board (JCE) in the United States. A communications and legal professional, he excelled as a JCE official during the 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2016 elections and was later transferred to the headquarters of that body in New Jersey, where he was appointed to supervise voting by Dominicans in the US and Canada. He was also financial and marketing manager of the Association of Winemakers of the United States (ASOBEU). He , began his first steps in media communication in the program "Enlace" that he produced and co-led with a reporter and Elías Barreras Corporán on a radio station and channel 35 of Time Warner Cable. He collaborated with national media including El Nuevo Diario, and was one of the first publishers on the European platform Globedia. The three of them ventured as pioneers of one of the first community FM radio stations that broadcast from CULTURARTE on Audubon Avenue in Upper Manhattan. He worked for years in the public relations team of the entertainment entrepreneur Félix Cabrera, with whom he organized the deliveries of turkeys on Thanksgiving Day and toys to poor children at Christmas. He helped organize large shows staged by the JCE at the United Palace Theater in Upper Manhattan, and stages in New Jersey, Florida and Puerto, to attract the Dominican vote abroad with great success. His most recent media project was the newspaper "El Nacional USA" in digital and printed editions. Mr. Melenciana died in 2019 at the age of 55. (Rodriguez)

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