NYC Honorary Street Names


Monchito Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:5th Ave
Location:Between 44th and 45th Streets.
Honoree: Jose Pacualy (1938-1995) , nicknamed Monchito, came to New York from Puerto Rico at age 9. At 21 he opened a flower shop in Sunset Park, and later the Monchito Wedding Center and Bakery at 4419 Fifth Ave. He organized the 72nd Precinct's annual Police Appreciation Day and its annual Halloween Party. He was active in the 5th Avenue Merchant's Association; Little League; and the Sunset Park Children's Parade. He also organized the the "Latin Brooklyn" pageant for teenage girls and the "Little Miss Latin Brooklyn Pageant" for pre-teen girls.

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