NYC Honorary Street Names


Sheila Pecoraro Way (Queens)
Present name:Huxley Street
Location:Between 147th Avenue and 243rd Street
Honoree: Sheila Pecoraro (d. 2014) campaigned in 1970 for funding of the Rosedale Library and led the sit in which prevented the library from closing due to the city’s fiscal crisis. She fought for the placement of traffic lights at a five-way intersection in her neighborhood, which have now saved many lives. She served on the PTA executive boards of several schools, becoming the president at JHS 231Q and at Springfield Gardens High School. She also fought so that students of Rosedale could attend school K-8, which is now possible. For 15 years she was on the executive board of the 105th Precinct Community Council, serving as president for 9 of those years, and fought so that the precincts would be more effectively divided. (Richards)

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