NYC Honorary Street Names


Dr. Ramón S. Velez Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:East 152nd Street
Location:Between Westchester Avenue and Prospect Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Ramón S. Velez (1933-2008) was an integral force in the creation of the Neighborhood Services Program and the Model Cities Program, an appointee to the Presidential Task Force on Federal Prisons during the Nixon Administration, and in 1995, created the National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Pedro 'Pete' Velez Circle (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner 115th Street and Park Avenue
Honoree: Pedro 'Pete' Velez was a founding member and captain of the Young Devils stickball team, which was organized in 1943. Over the years, the Young Devils has grown to several baseball, softball, football, stickball and basketball teams and also added winter youth programs and programs for seniors. The organization also provided meals for members on Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Ayala)
Sergeant Jose Velez Avenue (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 156th Street and Courtlandt Avenue
Honoree: Sergeant Jose Velez (1970-2006), a truck driver, joined the Army Reserve in 2004. He was killed in the line of duty in Kirkuk, Iraq when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

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