NYC Honorary Street Names


Commissioner Louis E. Rios Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 149th Street
Honoree: Louis E. Rios (1927-2008), an Army veteran of World War II, was appointed as Commissioner of the New York State Athletic Commissionwhere. In that post he was awarded Commissioner of the Year by the World Boxing Council. He was a founder of the Sixto Escobar Sports Club, served as a member of the Rotary Club of the Bronx, a member of the Hunts Point Lions Club, the Bronx County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the World Boxing Council, the National Association for Drug Abuse Prevention, the Hispanic Baseball League, the Police Chief’s Association, chairman of the Sports Committee for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Grand Marshall of the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, and a board member of the Boy Scouts Bronx Council. (Salamanca)
Pfc. Hernando Rios Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of Queens Boulevard and 49th Street
Honoree: Hernando Rios (1975-2005) was a maintenance supervisor in the World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11, 2001. He joined the New York National Guard after the war in Iraq began While on patrol in Iraq, he was killed by a roadside bomb.
William E. Rios Circle (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of Westwood Avenue and Bradley Avenue
Honoree: William E. Rios was killed by a stray gunshot in Castleton Corners. He completed trade school at the New York School of Seamanship in Mariners Harbor and worked seasonally for the United Parcel Service and during the summer of 2007, worked with youth in Harlem as a counselor for the New York City Housing Authority.

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