NYC Honorary Street Names

"F" Honorary Streets: Brooklyn

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Father Alfred F. Sepe Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:The southwest corner of Leonard Street and Maujer Street.
Honoree: Father Sepe (1929-1994), a native of Queens, was ordained in 1954. After some brief initial postings in Brooklyn, at St. Michaels and then at St. Anselm's, he was assigned St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Williamsburg. He served there for 32 years, becoming its administrator in 1965 and its pastor in 1978.
LL:1995/49
Father Connie Mobley Boulevard (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Mermaid Avenue and West 27th Street
Honoree: Father Connie Mobley (1926-2008), a World War II veteran, became Deacon of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in 1948 and was elected Assistant Pastor in 1959. He also served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Coney Island. He was instrumental in increasing membership and efforts to improve the church building. In 1971, he founded the United Community Baptist Mission and led 80 parishioners in the “Grand March” into 2512 Mermaid Avenue. Even after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1992, he continued to dedicate himself to serving his community. (Treyger)
LL:2015/76
Father Donald J. Kenna Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Throop Avenue
Location:Between Whipple Street and Thornton Street
Honoree: Father Donald J. Kenna (1940-2006), was ordained a priest in 1964 He unselfishly gave of himself to his parishioners and his community. He had an important role in the renovation of abandoned buildings, and the creation of low-income housing and affordable home ownership in the community.
LL:2007/28
Father Michael J. McGivney Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:86th Street
Location:Between 13th and 14th Avenues
Honoree: Father Michael McGivney (1852-1890) founded the Knights of Columbus, the Roman Catholic fraternal order that now has more than 1.8 million members. Ordained in 1877 Father McGivney served mainly poor, immigrant parishes in New Haven and Thomaston, Connecticut. There he saw the need for an organization that would strengthen religious faith and also help overwhelmed by illness or death of the breadwinner. The K. of C. was chartered by the Connecticut Legislature in 1882.
LL:2002/ 19
FDNY Lt. John A. Crisci Street (Brooklyn)
Present name:none
Location:Intersection of Withers Street and Union Avenue
Honoree: Lt. John A. Crisci (b. 1953) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Felix and Ivan Vale Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Fountain Avenue
Location:Between Pitkin Avenue and Glenmore Avenue
Honoree: Felix and Ivan Vale worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. They were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
LL:2012/48
FF Alfred Ronaldson Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Washington Avenue
Location:Between East 172nd Street and East 173rd Street
Honoree: Firefighter Alfred Ronaldson killed in the line of duty in 1991 when a section of floor caved in under him after a fire had been mostly extinguished in a BKonx building. He was 36 years old. In his 13-year career, he won six citations for BKavery.
LL:2009/92
FF Carl J. Bedigan Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Engert Avenue
Location:Between Meeker Avenue and Monitor Street
Honoree: Firefighter Carl J. Bedigan (b. 1966) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/62
FF Ronnie L Henderson Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Lorraine Street and Smith Street
Honoree: Ronnie Lee Henderson was a veteran firefighter assigned to Engine 279. He was killed in the line of duty in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center..
LL:2011/03
Fire Captain Timothy Stackpole Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of East 34th Street and Avenue R.
Honoree: Fire Captain Thomas Stackpole (b. 1959) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2003/62
Fire Lieutenant Paul R. Martini Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Ryder Street
Location:Between Avenue S and Avenue T
Honoree: Fire Lieutenant Paul R. Martini (b. 1964) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2003/62
Firefighter Alan Feinberg Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Bay 50th Street
Location:Between Harway Avenue and West 16th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Alan Feinberg (b. 1953) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/62
Firefighter Billy Lake Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of the intersection of 71st Street and 3rd Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Billy Lake (b. 1956) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter Christopher Bopp Memorial Triangle (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Avenue S and East 33rd Street
Honoree: Christopher Bopp (1971-1998), was one of three firefighters who died on December 18, 1998 in a fire at 17 Vandalia Avenue. They were killed by a fireball that swept down a hallway and engulfed the three men as they were trying to rescue a 67-year-old woman believed to be trapped in her apartment. (RGPR)
LL:2000/7
Firefighter Daniel F. Pujdak Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Cook Street
Location:Between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street
Honoree: Daniel F. Pujdak, a life-long resident of Greenpoint, was tragically killed while fighting a blaze at 146 Leonard Street.
LL:2008/48
Firefighter Daniel T. Suhr Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Johnson Avenue
Location:Between Union Avenue and Broadway
Honoree: Firefighter Daniel T. Suhr (b. 1964) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter David Paul De Rubbio Street (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 48th Street and 7th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter David Paul De Rubbio (b. 1963) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter Dennis Patrick O'Berg 9/11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:74th Street
Location:Between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Dennis Patrick O'Berg died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter Eric T. Allen 9/11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Ridge Boulevard
Location:Between 71st Street and 72nd Street
Honoree: Firefighter Eric T. Allen (b. 1957) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter Gerald T. Atwood Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:none
Location:Southwest corner of Avenue M and East 57th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Gerald T. Atwood (b. 1963) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter Gregory Saucedo Triangle (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:The intersection of Avenue T, Fillmore Avenue and East 57th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Gregory Saucedo (b. 1969) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter James Raymond Coyle Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Avenue R
Location:Between East 35th Street and East 36th Street
Honoree: James Raymond Coyle (1975-2001) was a New York City firefighter who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2008/48
Firefighter Jeff Palazzo Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:East 7th Street
Location:Between Greenwood Avenue and Reeve Place
Honoree: Firefighter Jeff Palazzo (b. 1967) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/63
Firefighter Jimmy Riches way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Bay 8th Street
Location:Between Shore Parkway and Cropsey Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Jimmy Riches (b. 1971) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter Joey Graffagnino Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of 77th Street and 13th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Graffagnino (1973-2007), a lifelong resident of Dyker Heights, was killed in the line of duty on August 18, 2007 while fighting a fire at 130 Liberty Street, the former Deutsche Bank building.
LL:2008/48
Firefighter Joseph A. “Joey” Mascali, Rescue 5 Avenue (Brooklyn)
Present name:Bay 8th Street
Location:Between Cropsey Avenue and Bath Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Joseph A. Mascali (b. 1956) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
LL:2003/ 06
Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry Lane (Brooklyn)
Present name:Bay 44th Street
Location:Between Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway
Honoree: Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry (b. 1976) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter Keithroy Maynard Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:11th Street
Location:Between 7th and 8th Avenues
Honoree: Kiethroy Maynard (b. 1971) was killed on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2005/131
Firefighter Leon W. Smith, Jr. Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Hancock Street
Location:Between Ralph and Patchen Avenues
Honoree: Leon W. Smith, Jr. (b. 1953) was killed on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2005/131
Firefighter Michael Bocchino Street (Brooklyn)
Present name:East 3rd Street
Location:between Caton Avenue and Albermarle Road
Honoree: Firefighter Michael Bocchino (b. 1955) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Michael G. Behette 9/11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 85th Street and Fifth Avenue
Honoree: Michael G. Behette joined Ladder 172 Engine 330 on September 5, 1981. He received many medals and commendations for his work as a New York City Firefighter. After 9/11, he started working at Ground Zero to recover his fallen brothers and fellow Americans for months. In February 2011, he was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer directly related to his exposure at Ground Zero. He passed away on September 17, 2012. (Gentile)
LL:2013/131
Firefighter Michael Ragusa Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Royce Street
Location:between Avenue V and Avenue W
Honoree: Firefighter Michael Ragusa (b. 1972) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Michael Roberts Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of Avenue L and East 53rd Street
Honoree: Firefighter Michael Roberts (b. 1970) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
LL:2003/ 06
Firefighter Paul Warhola Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:South 2nd Street
Location:Between Bedford Avenue and Driggs Avenue
Honoree: Paul Warhola was a dedicated firefighter who served Williamsburgh for 15 years. He was a responder to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and also helped during the rescue and recovery operation. On August 12, 2009, he died on the way to a call as a result of a stroke.
LL:2011/03
Firefighter Robert J. Crawford Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:none
Location:the intersection of Avenue R and East 37th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Robert J. Crawford (b. 1939) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on te World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter William Tropea Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of West 11th Street and Highlawn Avenue
Honoree: William Tropea was a part of the 9/11 rescue effort at the World Trade Center. He had to retire from the FDNY as a result of health problems many believed were a direct result of working at Ground Zero after the attacks. (Recchia, Jr.)
LL:2013/131
Fireman's Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Northwest corner of Avenue Y and Ocean Avenue
Honoree: On August 2, 1978, six firefighters lost their lives and 34 were hospitalized after battling a blaze in a former supermarket at this corner. It was the largest loss of life for the NYFD at a single fire in the history of the Borough of Brooklyn.
LL:1998/55
Fireman's Corner (Brooklyn)
Present name:St. John's Place
Location:Between Washington Avenue and Classon Avenue
Honoree: No data.
LL:2004/63
Former P.O.W. Peter H. Leone Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:none
Location:Intersection of 7th Avenue and Poly Place
Honoree: Peter Harry Leone (1917-2004) was a bottom gunner on a B24 during World War II. He was shot down over Ploesti (Romania) and was a POW. After the war, he was instrumental in helping the exiled Princess Catherine of Romania, a friend to the American POW’s at Ploesti. In 1960 he turned a small pizzeria into a very popular Italian restaurant, Casa Bella. After selling the restaurant, he was a volunteer at the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital and was active in several veterans’ organizations.
LL:2004/63
Forte Bellino Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:19th Street
Location:Between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue
Honoree: Forte Bellino was hired in 1976 as the freshman basketball coach at Bishop Ford by Coach Ray Nash. Under his leadership, his team won six championships and reached the City’s semi-finals three times. He also taught history and was the Director of Alumni Relations at Bishop Ford.
LL:2012/48
Fran Brady Under-The-Tracks Playground (Brooklyn)
Present name:Under-The-Tracks Playground
Location:Playground at 10th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Honoree: Frances Brady (1924-1996), a secretary and office manager for the Red Cross, was a lifelong resident of Park Slope. In the 1980s she became involved with Care About the Slope (CATS) and was president of the organization for the last 8 years of her life. She worked with the Community Board, elected officials, and city agencies on many projects to benefit community. Among these was the successful campaign to obtain capital funding for the rehabilitation of this playground.
LL:1996/99
Fran Kaplan Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Brighton 1st Place and Brighton Beach Avenue
Honoree: Frances Sara Levine Kaplan (1928-2010), who ran a family dry cleaning business on Brighton Beach Avenue for about 50 years, was a longtime activist for the aging as well as a member of several political, civic and community organizations in the Brighton Beach area.
LL:2011/47
Francesco “Frankie” Loccisano Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 63rd Street and 14th Avenue
Honoree: Francesco “Frankie” Loccisano (1990-2007) lobbied Congress for the passage of the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act, but passed away from his own cancer before the law was enacted in 2008. Mr. Loccisano also worked to create a foundation to fight against pediatric cancers. It was also established following his death.
LL:2009/92
Frank Griffin Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 88th Street and Third Avenue
Honoree: Frank Griffin began publishing The Home Reporter, a local Bay Ridge newspaper, in 1956. He purchased its rival, The Brooklyn Spectator, in 1976. The Home Reporter later expanded to cover Sunset Park and other communities in western Brooklyn
LL:2012/14
Frank J. Santo Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of 82nd Street and 13th Avenue
Honoree: Frank J. Santo (1932-2013), a Democratic district leader, served in the United States Marine Corps and later became a successful attorney practicing law for over 50 years. As a District Leader, he, with other elected officials, raised over a million dollars in aid for victims of an earthquake that struck in Italy in the early 1970’s. He was also instrumental in pioneering a senior citizens center that was housed in the Stars and Stripes Democratic Club; and he also entertained First Lady Roslyn Carter and also John Glenn at the club as well (Gentile)
LL:2015/15
Frank J. Verderame Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Second Place
Location:Between Court Street and Smith Street
Honoree: Frank J. Verderame (d. 2008), was a former NYS Assemblyman, and former Mayor Beame’s Special Assistant for Education. He was a founding member of the Carroll Gardens Sports Association and Youth League and longtime Vice President of the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association.
LL:2009/46
Frank Pane Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of Neptune Avenue and Stilwell Avenue
Honoree: Frank Pane, a leader in several community organizations, was active in efforts to clean up Coney Island Creek, build a pumping station on Neptune Avenue, and improve transit for the Coney Island area.
LL:2012/48
Frank Pershep Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:none
Location:Southwest corner of the intersection of Bay Parkway and Avenue P
Honoree: Frank Pershep (b. 1942) worked for Aon Corporation at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
LL:2003/62
Frank Torre Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:East 2nd Street
Location:East 2nd Street from Church Avenue to Beverly Road
Honoree: Frank Torre (1923-1991) was a real estate broker active in political, veterans, and civic affairs in Bay Ridge. He served as President of the Bay Ridge Real Estate Board and was a Democratic District Captain. He was also a member of Community Board 12 and the Albemarle Civic Association.
LL:1993/2
Frederick I. Ergang Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 12th Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue
Honoree: Fred Ergang (1928-2002) taught at P.S. 104 on Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street and at P.S. 13 in downtown Brooklyn before joining the staff at Pershing Junior High School on Ninth Avenue and 49th Street. He worked in the public school system for 49 years and spent most of his professional life in School District 20 as a teacher, as an assistant principal, and then as principal.
LL:2004/08


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