NYC Honorary Street Names


Frank Skala Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of 40th Avenue and Bell Boulevard
Honoree: Frank Skala was a community activist and civic leader who was awarded the New York State Senate’s Liberty Medal, one of New York’s highest civilian honors. A retired teacher, Skala founded the East Bayside Homeowners Association and created the first series of alumni books and an alumni association for Bayside High School. He co-founded the Friends of Bayside High School and was a former member of Community Board 11. He also organized the Bell Boulevard Restoration coalition and was a member of the Coast Guard Restoration Advisory Board at Fort Totten. Frank Skala passed away in 2015 at the age of 78. (Vallone)

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