NYC Honorary Street Names


Denos D. Vourderis Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:West12th Street
Location:Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk
Honoree: Constantinos Dionysious (“Denos”) Vourderis (1920-1994) bought Ward’s Kiddie Park in 1981. Two years later he bought the Wonder Wheel. He and his sons restored the rides to their original splendor. In 1989 the Wonder Wheel became an official New York City Landmark.
Theodora Lula Vourderis Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 12th Street and Riegelmann Boardwalk
Honoree:  Theodora Lula Vourderis (1931-2019) owned and operated Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park with her husband for over three decades. Her and her husband bought and restored the Wonder Wheel in 1983 and she spent most of her time cleaning and cooking at the amusement park. She received the lifetime achievement award from the Alliance for Coney Island. (Treyger)

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