NYC Honorary Street Names


Cardinal S. Sandiford Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Anderson Road and Sidway Place
Honoree: Cardinal S. Sandiford (1929-2013) graduated from Iona College with a B.S. Degree in Biology. After Army service, he became active in Local 144 of the S.E.I.U. Hospital Union and became director of its Civil Service Division as well as its Vice President. He also served on Community Board 12. As chair of its Land Use Committee, he worked to preserve the residential quality of South Jamaica, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans, all communities threatened with over-development. He represented CB 12 during the difficult process of re-zoning downtown Jamaica and developing the Air Train to J.F.K. Airport. Sandiford was instrumental in the 2011 designation of the Addisleigh Park Historic District, which includes the former homes of numerous prominent African-Americans.(Miller)

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