NYC Honorary Street Names


Coach Stephen Piorkowski Way (Queens)
Present name:204th Street
Location:Between 32nd Avenue and 203 Place
Honoree: Stephen Piorkowski was a physical education teacher at Bayside High School, where he had coached softball and basketball since 1991. He turned the Bayside High School Lady Commodores into a city dynasty for softball, and a powerhouse for girls’ basketball. In his 23 years at Bayside he built one of the most respected athletic programs in the city. For decades, his teams have always made the city playoffs and deep runs in the city championships. In June 2012 he was honored with the Bayside High School Spirit Award, which was presented in a ceremony on the field prior to the a Mets home game against the Reds. Coach Piorkowski died at 54 on February 18, 2015 after a three-year battle with cancer. (Vallone)

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