NYC Honorary Street Names

Miller, A.

Abe Miller Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Fleet Street and Groton Street
Honoree:  Abraham W. Miller (1922-2019) was born in the Bronx and went to his first Yankees game at five years old. After serving in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during WW II, he worked for the NYC Transit designing train overpass bridges, one of which is in Forest Hills. He got involved with the Forest Hills Little League and Forest Hills Youth Activities Association. He wrote weekly articles for the local papers, including the Long Island Press, highlighting results and special plays of the week. He became a player agent who set up the entire league schedule for over 700 children. He was the enforcer of Little League rules, rounded up sponsors when needed, and eventually became president of the league. Getting further drawn in, he became Chairman of the Board of the Forest Hills Youth Activities Association and ran the Summer Programs for the entire Queens district. For many years, the Association had rented space for its headquarters. Abe raised money to build it its own Clubhouse right at the fields, now the the Abe Miller Clubhouse. For his community work, Abe was honored by the NY Mets, Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones. He also helped former Little Leaguers to volunteer their time with the league. He always wrote recommendation letter for them for college too. (Koslowitz)

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