NYC Honorary Street Names


Richard Trupkin Plaza (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Roosevelt and Skillman Avenues and 56th Street.
Honoree: Richard Trupkin (1932-1996) left school at 15 when his parents became ill and went into printing.. He founded his own firm which in 1966 he merged with a company in Woodside. It began an involvement with Woodside lasting more than 30 years. He founded the Kiwanis Club of Woodside, published a local paper, The Woodsider, founded the Woodside Ambulance Corps and organized the annual Woodside Marathon. He was murdered at his shop in December 1996 while collecting toys to be given to orphan children at Bellevue Hospital.

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