NYC Honorary Street Names


Brandon Romero Plaza (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of West 19th Street and Ninth Avenue
Honoree: Brandon Romero was killed while helping his cousin move out of an abusive boyfriendís apartment. When his cousinís boyfriend showed up at the apartment with a gun, Mr. Romero tried to wrestle the gun away from the boyfriend. He was killed in the altercation. (Quinn)
San Romero de America (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 179th Street and Fort Washington
Honoree: Bishop Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980) was ordained in April 1942. He spoke against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture in El Salvador. He was a popular preacher who responded with real compassion to the plight of the poor. For 25 years, he gave dedicated pastoral service to the diocese of San Miguel. He was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. Thirty-five years later, he was declared a martyr of the Church, killed out of hatred of the faith, and was beatified on May 23, 2015. (Rodriguez)

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