NYC Honorary Street Names


Midshipman Justin Zemser Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of Seaside Avenue and Beach Channel Drive
Honoree: Justin Zemser (1995-2015) was a well-liked and outstanding student at Channel View Academy High School. He was valedictorian of his 2012 graduating class, also serving in student government and playing on the football team. While in high school, he interned for Council Member Ulrich and also volunteered at a local church and soup kitchen. He was accepted to the United States Naval Academy but continued to be active in his community by visiting Channel View Academy High School and giving talks to high school youths. He was a role model for kids in the community, many of whom followed his footsteps into student government. On May 12, 2015, as he was traveling home to Rockaway from the Naval Academy, Justin Zemser was killed when the Amtrak train he was riding in derailed in Philadelphia. (Ulrich)

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