NYC Honorary Street Names


Alfred J. Vigliante Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of East 49th Street and Foster Avenue
Honoree: Alfred J. Vigliante (d. 1999) was active in community and veterans affairs in Brooklyn. As Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post, he organized charity fundraisers, food drives and programs such as a drum and bugle corps for underprivileged children. He was an advisor to the Kings County Cadets youth program, he helped raise funds for Kings County Hospital and helped obtain much needed medical equipment for the Brooklyn VA Hospital. He also developed a local program to support returning Vietnam veterans and the families of the POWs and MIAs from that war. He also co-founded the East 49th Street Block Association in 1972, and promoted gardening, arts and reading programs for neighborhood children. (Williams)

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