NYC Honorary Street Names


Mary’s Way (Queens)
Present name:Virginia Street
Location:Between Central Avenue and Brunswick Avenue
Honoree: Mary Trachtenberg was known as an advocate for local schools as well civic, political and religious organizations in Far Rockaway. She devoted much of her time to the Sharaay Tefila Sisterhood in Far Rockaway, the Far Rockaway chapters of Hadassah and Bnai Brith, the PTA and the Girl Scouts. She was an active member of Far Rockaway Democratic Club, canvassing for voter registration and going door to door with ballot petitions. She also serviced as a democratic representative in her district on primary and election days for over 15 years. She was also active on the Civilian Security Patrol for the 101st Police Precinct. She was instrumental in alleviating unsafe traffic conditions. (Richards)

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