NYC Honorary Street Names


Kevin J. Walsh Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Midland Avenue and North Railroad Avenue
Honoree: Kevin J. Walsh (1951-2011) established Walsh Electrical Contracting in 1976. He helped churches, schools and non-profit groups including Habitat for Humanity and Homes for Heroes, for which he donated materials and labor to build a house for a quadriplegic veteran of the Iraq War.
Marie Walsh Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of 84th Street and 7th Avenue.
Honoree: Marie Dinu Walsh (1934-1994) was a civic leader in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, active on issues such as public safety, education, and libraries. She served as president of the Dyker Heights Civic Association. She was also a charter member of the Kings County Conservative Party and later a member and treasurer of the Edmund Sterrace Republican Club. From 1968 to 1993 she was a member of the NYC Health Systems Agency. She died in 1994 in the home at 936 84th Street where she had been born and lived her entire life.
Police Officer Francis X. Walsh Street (Manhattan)
Present name:W 171st St
Location:Between Amsterdam and Audubon Avenues.
Honoree: Francis X. Walsh (1932-1951), a Korean War veteran, was Boxing Champion of the Mediterranean Fleet in his weight category. He joined the NYPD in 1957 and was assigned to the 34th Precinct. On September 4, 1961, he surprised a gunman who was attempting to rob a grocery store He was shot several times and died of his wounds.
Robert “Pudgie” Walsh Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of East 36th Street and Avenue P
Honoree: Robert "Pudgie" Walsh died at 82 in 2016. After serving in the U.S Navy, he began a career with the New York City Fire Department, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. After his retirement from the FDNY in 1996, he became a full-time coach of the semi-pro Brooklyn Mariners football team. With 621 wins over 60 seasons, he won more games than any college or pro football coach in America. He was also one of the founders of the FDNY’s own football team, the Bravest, in 1972. The Bravest is a semi-pro football team, made up of FDNY members, whose games raises money for various charities. (Williams)
Sister Peggy Walsh Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of Hewes St. and Marcy Ave.
Honoree: Sister Peggy Walsh (1934-2019) joined the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1952 and in 1959 began teaching at Transfiguration Parish. She taught 7th and 8th grade there for the next 60 years. She managed the summer program for recreation, education and spiritual growth and also helped establish an after-school program and community daycare center called Nuestros Ninos. She organized and participated in street clean-ups and rent strikes to call attention to tenants’ rights. She founded the Immigration Program of the Southside Community Mission, which was recognized by the Federal Board of Immigration and Appeals of the U.S. Department of Justice, and provided legal counseling and assistance yearly to thousands of immigrants going through the legalization process throughout the City. She also assisted Central Americans during the 1980s by providing training sessions and workshops so that people could benefit from the Amnesty Program established in 1986. (Reynoso and Levin)

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