NYC Honorary Street Names


Manuel de Dios Unanue Street (Queens)
Present name:83rd St
Location:Bounded by Baxter Ave and Roosevelt Ave
Honoree: Manuel de Dios Unanue (1943-1992), began working for the Spanish-language newspaper "El Diario-La Prensa" in 1977 and was its editor-in-chief from 1984-1989. After leaving the paper, he continued to write and crusade against crime and corruption. On March 11, 1992, as he was payig his bill at a restaurant in Jackson Heights, a gunman walked up to him and shot him twice in the head, He was 49. The killing was later found to have been ordered by a Colombian drug cartel. The killer was convicted and faced a life sentence, while three others in the conspirancy were each sentenced to 18 years.

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