NYC Honorary Street Names


Council Member Thomas V. Ognibene Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 83rd Street and Furmanville Avenue
Honoree: Thomas V. Ognibene (1943-2015) was elected to the New York City Council in November 1991. He was subsequently reelected , serving the full ten years allowed by term limits. During this time, he served on the Finance, Public Safety, Housing and Buildings, Standard and Ethics, and General Welfare committees. In 1995, he was appointed by Speaker Peter F. Vallone to the Council’s Leadership Team and Budget Negotiating Committee, where he gained extensive experience in negotiating the City’s legislative and financial agenda with the Mayor. On November 23, 1994, he was elected as the Minority Leader of the New York City Council. As Minority Leader, he was well known as respected for his passionate defense of his communities’ middle class principles. He made numerous appearances on national and local television and radio and was particular well known for his appearances on NY1, where he was earned a reputation as an aggressive debatet. He was instrumental in the reconstruction of Juniper Valley Park in the 1990s and early 2000s. He served as Executive Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the Queens County Republican Party, President of the Evergreen Republican Club, Law Chairman of the Queens County Conservative Party and was a member of the Blackstone Lawyers Club, Catholic War Veterans, American Legion, Americans of Italian Heritage and Glendale Kiwanis. (Holden and Ulrich)

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