NYC Honorary Street Names


Frank D. O’Connor Playground (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Existing playground located south of Broadway, east of 78th Street, and West of 79th Street
Honoree: After serving in the Coast Guard in World War II, Frank D. O'Connor (1909-1992) was elected to three terms in the NYS Senate. In 1955 he was elected Queens District Attorney, a post he held for 10 years. He was President of the City Council from 1965 to 1968, when he was elected to the NYS Supreme Court. In 1976 he was appointed Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Department.
John Cardinal O'Connor Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 50th Street
Location:Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue
Honoree: John Cardinal O’Connor (1915-2000) became the eighth Archbishop of New York in 1984 and was elevated to Cardinal on May 23, 1985. A former Navy and Marine Corps chaplain, he was the Navy’s Chief of Chaplains from 1975 to 1979..

Contact | © 2005-2022 by Gilbert Tauber