NYC Honorary Street Names


Antonia Vasquez Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Davidson Avenue and Burnside Avenue
Honoree: Antonia Vasquez (1922-2001) founded the Davidson Community Center in 1965 with the help of five volunteers and local elected officials. The Center provides information and referrals for health care, housing and legal assistance, provides job training and placement, offers pantry services, assists in organizing tenant associations and forming tenant patrols and also sponsors regular meetings with various local and government agencies to build a better sense of community. For youth, the center provides a summer day camp, teen awareness workshops and an after-school homework and tutoring assistance program. Ms. Vasquez worked as a crossing guard. After work, she ran a storefront office that provided community members with information and referrals, and encouraged residents to work with city agencies and local elected officials. (Cabrera)
Guillermo Vasquez Corner (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of 77th Street and Broadway
Honoree: Guillermo Vasquez (1953-1996) was a founding member of the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and a founding member and president of the Queens Hispanic Coalition
Raul Vasquez Jr. Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Union Street
Location:Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue
Honoree: Raul Vasquez Jr. (1974-1995), a plumberís helper, was a popular young man who coached neighborhood children in basketball. It was on Union Street that he was killed by a stray bullet on July 31, 1995.

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