NYC Honorary Street Names


Alphonse “Al” Volpe Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Skillman Avenue and 51st Street
Honoree: Al Volpe (1925-2015), while working professionally in Information Systems, served as Vice President of the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives and Condominiums. There he helped tenants of rental buildings that were being converting to middle-income cooperatives to navigate the conversion process and to protect their investment in housing ownership. He was a Board Member and officer of Berkeley Cooperative Towers in Woodside for 27 years; President of the Woodside Community Council, an umbrella civic association; Vice President of the 108th Precinct Community Council; and a very active member of Queens Community Board 2 for over 13 years. When the MTA temporarily halted No. 7 express service for repairs and wanted to make it permanent, he and fellow commuters started the No. 7 Flushing Line Committee. After documenting train overcrowding, they successfully lobbied to restore Flushing Line Express Service.(Van Bramer)

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