NYC Honorary Street Names


Brother Jack SanFilippo Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of West 29th Street and Neptune Avenue
Honoree:  Jack A. SanFilippo, known as “Brother Jack,” (d. 1984) founded the Coney Island Gospel Assembly in 1956. Since then, it has been open 24-hours a day, seven days a week providing crisis intervention, counseling, and placement services for drug addicts. Throughout his life, Brother Jack helped troubled teens, single mothers, and many others in need. He interceded with government agencies on behalf of the people of Coney Island, including going to court to speak on someone’s behalf, and also performed hundreds of funerals, weddings and baptisms. He was a role model to hundreds of children and found ways for youth to occupy their time in a safe and productive manner after school. Currently, the Coney Island Gospel Assembly is led by his daughter, Pastor Constance SanFilippo-Hulla (Treyger)

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