NYC Honorary Street Names


Connor and Breandan Moore Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Sand Lane and Father Capodanno Boulevard
Honoree: After their Staten Island home lost power during Superstorm Sandy, Glenda Moore attempted to drive her children, 2-year-old Breandon and 4-year-old Connor, to her sister’s house in Brooklyn. On the way, their SUV was swamped by a tidal surge. Although Ms. Moore and her children escaped the vehicle, the children were swept away by the wind and water. The overwhelming loss to a single family and the youth of the Moore brothers led to a public dialogue on evacuation efforts. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, among other advocates, used their compelling story to make the case for the aid package ultimately passed by Congress. (Matteo)
Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 222nd Street and 92nd Road
Honoree: Officer Moore died on May 4, 2015 after being shot while on plainclothes patrol for the Anti-Crime Unit. Officer Moore had served the New York Police Department for five years. Following his untimely death he was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective by Commissioner Bratton. He has been recognized for making 159 arrests during his time on the police force and has received medals for Excellent Police Duty and Meritorious Police Duty. (Miller)
Mary G. Moore Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 184th Street and 141st Avenue
Honoree:  Mary G. Moore(1930-2019) moved to Springfield Gardens in 1963 and lived there for 56 years. She was an active member of the block association for 20 years, and an outstanding community organizer. In the 1980s she helped organize a cleanup committee to clean a vacant lot on 184th street. In addition, she managed and coordinated her annual “Virgo Party” for 50 years, which was open to everyone. People traveled from out-of-state by bus, car and plane to attend this annual event. She also hosted yearly bus trips to her North Carolina Family Reunion, so that the children got an opportunity to see the world outside of NYC. Her family, friends and neighbors plan to continue the annual Virgo party in her honor. (Richards)
Shirley N. Moore Street (Queens)
Present name:150th Street
Location:Between Rockaway Boulevard and North Conduit Avenue
Honoree: Shirley N. Moore (1995-1997) served for more than 15 years on Community Board 12 and was a founding member of the Southeast Queens Community Corporation. As a Jamaica NAACP Board Member, she fought against injustice in education and social policies.

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