NYC Honorary Street Names
"A" Honorary Streets: The Bronx
Al Agovino, Sr. Way ()
Location:At the southeast corner of Harrington Avenue and Mayflower Avenue
Honoree: Al Agovino, Sr. (1921-2015), a Pelham Bay resident, was a lifetime member of the AHRC New York City Chapter, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting those with developmental disabilities. He was instrumental in establishing the AHRC day program center on Mayflower Avenue which continues today. He was the president of AHRC for three years and was a member of the board of directors for 25 years. He served on the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Service Office Parent Association, the New York State Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled Advisory Council, Board of Visitors Metro NY DDSO and the New York State Autism Advisory Council on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled. He received numerous service and humanitarian awards for his work with the disabled and also advocated for counseling and support for the siblings and family members of AHRC. (Vacca)
Alfred J. Ranieri Way (Bronx)
Present name:Ampere Avenue
Location:Between Stadium Avenue and Ohm Avenue
Honoree: Alfred J. Ranieri (1924-2009) was a prominent attorney and civic leader in the East Bronx A 50-year resident of the Spencer Estate Country Club community, he was President of the Homeowners Association of Eastchester Bay and a Board Member of the Spencer Estate Civic Association.
Alfred Ronaldson Place (Bronx)
Present name:East 176th Street
Location:Between Third Avenue and Park Avenue
Honoree: Alfred E. Ronaldson joined the NYFD in 1978. In 1988 he was assigned to Rescue Company No. 3, which covers the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. On March 5, 1991, Rescue 3 was called to a fire in a row of stores on Fordham Road. He was searching the upper level when the floor gave way beneath him. He was taken to Jacobi Hospital where he died of his injuries. He was 36 years old.
Alfredo Thiebaud Way (Bronx)
Present name:St. Ann’s Avenue
Location:Between 159th Street and 161st Street
Honoree: Alfredo Thiebaud (d. 2014) was the president and owner of Delicioso Coco Helado Inc. He started his company in 1967, making this popular Latin American iced dessert in the kitchen of his South Bronx apartment, and selling it in paper cups on the streets of the South Bronx. He later built a fleet of pushcarts and a company that eventually employed more than 30 seasonal workers and supplied more than 100 vendors. He designed and built the carts himself in the basement of his factory. After his accidental death in 2014, at the age of 74, elected officials credited him with helping to revitalize a declining neighborhood and providing thousands of families with much-needed jobs over the years. (Salamanca)
All Hallows Way (Bronx)
Location:Intersection of East 164th Street and Walton Avenue.
Honoree: Commemorates All Hallows High School’s 100th graduating class. The school has been in existence since 1909 and has been named one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in America.
Allison C. Rivera-Roman’s Place (Bronx)
Present name:Homer Avenue
Location:Between Olmstead and Castle Hill Avenue
Honoree: Allison Rivera-Roman (1970-1994), a graduate of Christopher Columbus H.S., was active in her school, church and community. She worked in the cafeteria at the Bronx Veteran’s Hospital; with the elderly at Aging in America, a senior center on Pelham Parkway; and with mentally and physically challenged children at Holy Cross on Rosedale Avenue.
Almetha M. Reed Place (Bronx)
Present name:West 190th Street
Location:Between Davidson Avenue and Grand Avenue
Honoree: Almetha Melinda Reed (1928-1999) was a past president of the 52nd Pct. Community Council; a member of Community Board 7; a member of the African American Caribbean Heritage Day Parade Council; a member of the Tremont Avenue Block Association; Organizer of the Davidson Avenue Block Association; and active in several other civic, church and charitable groups. .
Amadou Diallo Place (Bronx)
Present name:Wheeler Avenue
Location:Between Westchester Avenue and Watson Avenue
Honoree: Amadou Diallo (1975-1999) was an immigrant from West Africa. On February 4, 1999, returning to his apartment building at 1157 Wheeler Avenue, he encountered four police officers from the Street Crime Unit. When he reached for his wallet to show ID they mistakenly believed he had a weapon. The officers fired a fusillade of 41 shots, 19 of which riddled his body. Amadou died in the vestibule of his apartment building.
Amzi (“Andy”) Anderson Lane (Bronx)
Present name:Barnes Avenue
Location:Between East 223rd and East 224th Streets.
Honoree: Amzi Alton Anderson, known as Andy, was born in 1934 in Jetersville VA. He began working as a barber while attending Virginia State University. After serving in the US Army, he worked at Fuller's Barber Shop on Barnes Avenue for more than 33 yars. On January 1, 1994, he was murdered in his shop during a robbery.
Andrew Robinson Place (Bronx)
Present name:Clay Avenue
Location:East 169th Street and East 170th Street
Honoree: Andrew Robinson (1916-2000) was a longtime member and chairman of Community Board 4. He led campaigns for community beautification, improved sanitation, and public safety, and became known as “the Mayor of Claremont.”
Andrew Sandler Way (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of Waldo Avenue and West 238th Street
Honoree: Andrew Sandler, district manager for Community Board 7 in the Bronx, died on August 5, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was 31 years old. Sandler's experience handling landlord-tenant cases, transportation issues, and other quality-of-life issues landed him a job as the director of community affairs under former Councilmember Oliver Koppell and his successor, Councilmember Andrew Cohen. He oversaw many capital projects including Councilmember Koppell’s $100,000 funding of the energy efficient metal halide light system for the Bronx Victory WWI Memorial, which was implemented under Councilmember Cohen. He also oversaw the surface remediation of Harris Field, the renovation of Williamsbridge Oval and the reconstruction of Whalen Park. (Cohen)
Andy “Pops” King Jr. Way (Bronx)
Location:Southeast corner of East 215th Street and Barnes Avenue
Honoree: Andy King (dates?) served in the Korean War for three years and later founded the King 5 basketball team organization in the early 1970’s. The organization assisted in getting the neighborhood youth off the streets and provided youths with recreational activity and cultivated leadership skills. He financed trips outside of the Bronx for the participants to meet professional basketball players and participate in basketball championship tournaments across the city and Westchester County. Kings 5 included more than 10,000 youths, ages 8 to 40 and has been the longest running basketball program to exist in the northeast Bronx. (Johnson)
Angel Luis Rosario Place (Bronx)
Location:Southeast corner of Fordham Road and Walton Avenue
Honoree: Angel Luis Rosario Martinez (1944-2000) served his community for fifteen years as an employee of Hunts Point Multi Service. He served as a board member on Bronx Community Planning Board No. 5 and went on to develop the idea of creating the Bronx Puerto Rican Day parade. It is now the second largest celebration of Puerto Rican heritage in the United States.
Anthony A Ambrosini Corner (Bronx)
Location:Northwest corner of City Island Ave and Earley Street
Honoree: Mr. Ambrosini (1926-94) grew up in the Belmont area of the Bronx and moved to City Island in 1956. A lithographer by trade, he coached baskeball at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. He worked with the Little League, whose ballfield was named after him in 1986. He also coached adult softball, and was a volunteer ambulance driver.
Anthony Baez Place (Bronx)
Present name:Cameron Place
Location:Jerome Avenue and Morris Avenue
Honoree: Anthony Baez (1965-1994), while playing football with his brothers, died after an incident involving Police Officer Francis Livoti. Mr. Livoti, following an acquittal in New York State court, was fired from the NYPD. Thereafter, Mr. Livoti was convicted in Federal court, and served six and half years in federal prison. (RGPR)
Anthony Suraci Corner (Bronx)
Location:The southeast corner of E 204th St and Valentine Ave
Honoree: Anthony Suraci operated a tailor shop East 204th Street for 40 years. Suraci, who had been a combat engineer in th invasion of Normandy, in World War II, was committed to fighting crime in his community. He served as a member of the Assumption Patrol for 40 years, and was also a member of the Concourse-Mosholu Action Group. In 1976 he was given a medal by Congressman Mario Biaggi for helping capture a man who had mugged Congressman Biaggi's wife.
Antonia Vasquez Way (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of Davidson Avenue and Burnside Avenue
Honoree: Antonia Vasquez (1922-2001) founded the Davidson Community Center in 1965 with the help of five volunteers and local elected officials. The Center provides information and referrals for health care, housing and legal assistance, provides job training and placement, offers pantry services, assists in organizing tenant associations and forming tenant patrols and also sponsors regular meetings with various local and government agencies to build a better sense of community. For youth, the center provides a summer day camp, teen awareness workshops and an after-school homework and tutoring assistance program. Ms. Vasquez worked as a crossing guard. After work, she ran a storefront office that provided community members with information and referrals, and encouraged residents to work with city agencies and local elected officials. (Cabrera)
Arlington Leon Eastmond, Sr. Way (Bronx)
Present name:Leggett Avenue
Location:Between Truxton Street and Dupont Street
Honoree: Arlington Leon Eastmond (d. 1981) founded the Eastmond Boiler Company, which was located on Leggett Avenue for many years. Under his leadership, the company provided the opportunity for many people to receive on- the-job training and go on to successful careers.
Arsenio Rodriguez Way (Bronx)
Present name:Dawson Street
Location:Between Intervate Avenue and Longwood Avenue
Honoree: Arsenio Rodriguez (1911-1970), who was born in Cuba and was blinded in a childhood accident, is considered the “Father of Salsa Music.” He was the composer of over 200 songs.
Arthur & Dorothy Crier Place (Bronx)
Present name:Boston Road
Location:Between East 179th Street and East 180th Street
Honoree: Arthur Crier (1935-2004) was a former Bronx CPB youth coordinator and legendary doo-wop musician. His wife, Dorothy Crier (1931?-2005) was also a longtime member of Bronx CPB and was one of the founders of Fordham Tremont Mental Health Center.
Astin Jacobo Way (Bronx)
Present name:Prospect Avenue
Location:Between East 180th Street and East 182nd Street
Honoree: Austin Jacobo (1929-2002), was the president of the Crotona Community Coalition for 25 years. Under his leadership, the community received a 3 million dollar city grant enabling it to build a ballpark, maintain a sports program. The Coalition also developed affordable housing and a community center.
Avenida Carlos D. Ramirez (Bronx)
Present name:East Fordham Road
Location:Opposite John F. Bryan Park at Fordham Road and East Kingsbridge Road
Honoree: Carlos D. Ramirez (1946-1999) was president and publisher of El Diario/ La Prensa, the country’s oldest Spanish language newspaper, from 1984 until his death.
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