NYC Honorary Street Names
"K" Honorary Streets: Brooklyn
Karen Barone Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of 82nd Street and 15th Avenue
Honoree: Karen Barone (1960-2011) was PTA Co-President at PS 204 and participated in the River Fund for feeding the homeless. She was a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) volunteer instructor at St. Bernadette and was honored as a hero by the Mapelton Kiwanis Club..
Karen S. Juday Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:64th Street
Location:Between 19th Avenue and 20th Avenue
Honoree: Karen S. Juday (b. 1949) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. She died in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Kathleen Hunt Casey 9/11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of Senator Street and 3rd Avenue
Honoree: Katheleen Hunt Casey (b. 1958) worked for Sandler O’Neill & Partners at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Ken Siegelman Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:West 5th Street
Location:Between Avenue V and Wolf Place
Honoree: Ken Siegelman (d. 2009) was a social studies teacher for 33 years at Abraham Lincoln High School. English was an unfamiliar language in his classroom of Russian and Spanish teens so he developed a classroom poetry curriculum to bridge the language gap. In 2002, he was appointed Brooklyn Poet Laureate by Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Kenneth S. Jackson, Jr. Blvd. (Brooklyn)
Present name:Autumn Avenue
Location:Between Pitkin Avenue and Sutter Avenue
Honoree: Kenneth Jackson Jr. (1983-2007) was very active in his church and community. He served as a mentor to neighborhood youth in East New York and worked as a Senior Counselor at the Police Athletic League..
Kenneth Thompson Street (Brooklyn)
Location:At the intersection of Myrtle Street and Jay Street
Honoree: Kenneth P. Thompson (1966-2016) was the first African-American District Attorney of Kings County, serving from 2014 until 2016. He was born and raised in New York City, went to its public schools, attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1992. There he earned the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal for contributions to the law school community. His impact on Brooklyn and the nation's criminal justice system is significant. In 1995, he joined the U. S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn. There he worked with Loretta Lynch on the federal prosecution team in the 1997 trial of former officer Justin Volpe, who was accused of assaulting Abner Louima inside a bathroom at the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn. Thompson delivered the opening arguments in the police brutality trial, which resulted in Volpe changing his plea to 'guilty.' In September 2013, Thompson he was elected Brooklyn District Attorney. He is remembered for racial justice advocacy; the decision to no longer prosecute low level marijuana cases; a crackdown on gun violence, and an internal review board that exonerated at least 20 wrongfully convicted defendants. (Levin and Cumbo)
Keontay Jeffrey Rosario Corner (Brooklyn)
Location:Southeast corner of Kings Highway and Ocean Avenue
Honoree: Keontay Jeffrey Rosario (b. 1993) was a 7th grade honor roll student at IS 381. His two favorite subjects were English and Math, and he had had his poetry published in the Creative Young Post magazine. Keontay had wanted to use his academic abilities and skills to one day benefit those in need. He died on September 29, 2005.
Kevin F. Conroy Ballfield at Greenwood Playground (Brooklyn)
Location:An existing ballfield within the playground at East 5th Street between Greenwood Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Honoree: Kevin Francis Conroy, 47, was a Vice-President of Corporate Accounting with the firm of Marsh & McLennan at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. This ballfield is where he regularly played in a community softball league.
Kevin Oslen Hill Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of Wortman Avenue and Vermont Street
Honoree: Army Specialist Kevin Oslen Hill (1986-2009), a graduate of John Dewey H.S. and Monroe College, was assigned to an Engineer Battalion doing route clearance work in Afghanistan, searching for and disabling roadside bombs. He was killed in the line of duty while on patrol.
Khay Cochran Place (Brooklyn)
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of State Street and Bond Street
Honoree: In the summer of 2000, a catastrophic gas leak caused a row house at 420 State Street to explode, claiming the lives of the two residents, Leonard and Harriet Walit, and their next-door neighbor, Leon “Khay” Cochran. Khay was constantly doing favors for his neighbors – as he was doing while helping the Walits find the gas leak which caused the explosion. (See also Leonard and Harriet Walit Way)
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