NYC Honorary Street Names


Peter W. Piccininni Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of East 64th Street at Ralph Avenue
Honoree: Peter W. Piccininni (1935-2012) co-founded the Circle-K Club at Brooklyn College. Through it, students teamed up to fight against childhood hunger and hemophilia, and to raise funds for Unicef. Piccininni also co-founded a Key Club chapter at James Madison High School. The Key Club has provided services to thousands of children in need. In 1988, he was instrumental in starting the citywide “Don’t Start Get Smart” program, which has helped over 1600 students with college scholarships. He also acted as an advisor for approximately 125 James Madison students and mentored students towards their community service goals and in gaining leadership skills. The Key Club organized The Five Borough Bike Tour, with proceeds going to fund free bike education. He also coordinated the March of Dimes Walk, the Kiwanis Peanut Day, which helped under privileged children, and the Teen Violence Awareness walk-a-thon. (Maisel)

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