NYC Honorary Street Names


Arleen Ramos Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:59th Street
Location:Between 3rd and 4th Avenues
Honoree: Arleen Ramos (1958-2004) was a long-time community activist and a member of Community Board 7 where she chaired the youth committee. She was the Director of Alternative Sanctions at the Red Hook Community Justice Center, where she was an integral part of one of the most innovative developments in the field of Criminal Justice.
Detective Rafael Ramos Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Ridgewood Avenue
Location:Between Shepherd Avenue and Highland Place
Honoree:  On December 20, 2014, Officer Rafael Ramos and his partner, Officer WenJian Liu, were shot to death in their patrol car by a crazed attacker. Ramos, who had just turned 40, had been with the NYPD for two years. Liu, 32, had been with the NYPD for 7 years. (Espinal and Levine in conjunction with the Mayor))
Paul Ramos Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:The southeast corner of the intersection of Montgomery Street and Henry Street
Honoree: Early in his career, Paul Ramos (1941-2000) worked as an operating room technician in a V.A. hospital and other jobs in health care. In 1966 he took a job with the Gouverneur Health Services Program, monitoring the delivery of health care to patients and organized a crisis intervention unit. He devoted the rest of his life to what is today the Betances Health Center, located at 80 Henry Street.

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