NYC Honorary Street Names

"D" Honorary Streets: The Bronx

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Daniel C. Cestaro Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Morris Park Avenue and Hone Avenue
Honoree: Daniel C. Cestaro was a Korean War veteran from the 1860s was the owner of Cestaro Furniture on Morris Park Avenue. In 1973, he was one of the original founders of the Morris Park Community Association, serving as the first president and remained an active member throughout his life. He helped establish and develop the Morris Park Patrol and the Morris Park Columbus Day Parade. He helped establish Community Associations in Allerton Avenue, Pelham Parkway, Pelham Bay and Zerega Avenue which remain vital organizations in the community currently. He served on the advisory board of Jacobi Hospital, Westchester Square Hospital and Calvary Hospital for over 30 years. He actively campaigned for numerous local politicians for the benefit of the community and was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Church where he founded the Home School Association. (Gjonaj)
Daniel J Sullivan Place (Bronx)
Present name:Rombouts Avenue
Location:Bounded by Co-op City Boulevard and Tillotson Avenue.
Honoree: Daniel J. Sullivan (1912-1995) served 36 years with the NYPD, retiring as a lieutenant in 1972. He lived in Co-op City, where he was one of its original shareholders. During the 1970s he was a member of the Riverbay Corporation Executive Board of Co-op City. He was also a founder of the volunteer security program in Building 24 and, with his wife, founded Building 24's volunteer gardening program.
Dave Reid Jr. Place (Bronx)
Present name:Longfellow Avenue
Location:Between 173rd Street and 174th Street
Honoree: Dave Reid Jr. (1932-2014) was a community activist. He was chairperson of the Longfellow Block Association and Bronx Community Board 3. He was instrumental in organizing the first tenant league at 1670 Longfellow Avenue and later became the 7A administrator to manage the building. He was very involved with Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church which he served in several capacities. He had a major role in the planning, coordinating and development of the Rock Garden Park on Longfellow Avenue. (Arroyo)
David Michael Ruddle Street (Bronx)
Present name:West 234th Street
Location:Between Bailey Avenue and Broadway
Honoree: David Michael Ruddle (b. 1970) worked at the World Trade Center, where he perished in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Dean Christopher DeSimone Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:222nd Gibbon [Givan?]Avenue and Baychester Avenue
Honoree: Dean Christopher DeSimone was the proprietor of Bronx County Collision, Inc., an auto body repair business started by his father. On March 21, 2002, DeSimone was robbed and murdered by two men.
Debbie Bowden Way (Bronx)
Present name:Independence Avenue
Location:Between West 235th Street and West 236th Street
Honoree: Debbie Bowden (d. 2012) served her northwest Bronx community for over 50 years. She was on Bronx Community Board No. 8 for 25 years, and on its Education Committee for 17 of those years. As co-chair of the Parents Association at P.S. 24, she fought to keep housing off the empty land directly in front of JFK High School; lobbied against reductions in New York Public Library hours, and led the fight to retrieve the annex for PS 24 after the Department of Education allowed out-of-district schools to use it, creating overcrowding in the main building. She was also a member of a community committee that campaigned for creation of the high school at JHS 141, later named Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy. (Cohen)
Detective Daniel Enchautegui Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the Northeast Corner of Arnow Place and Westchester Avenue
Honoree: Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui (1977-2005) was off duty on December 11, 2005, when he heard glass breaking from the house next door. He called 911 and placed his shield around his neck to identify himself as an officer. When he confronted the two suspects, gunfire was exchanged and he was struck once in the chest. Officer Enchautegui was able to shoot the suspects, both of whom were apprehended.
Detective Joseph G. Lemm Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Bayshore Avenue and Ampere Avenue
Honoree: Joseph Lemm (dates?) worked on the 50th Precinct’s Bronx Warrant Squad. He was killed in a suicide bombing while serving in the Air National Guard in Afghanistan. He joined the NYPD on March 1, 2000 and received five commendations throughout his career and made 427 arrests. (Gjonaj)
Detective Luis Suarez Way (Bronx)
Present name:Simpson Street
Location:Between Westchester Avenue and East 167th Street2008/48
Honoree: Detective Luis Suarez died in 2007 at the age of 61. He was a community affairs officer in the 41st Precinct for more than 20 years. The location chosen is the original home of the 41st Precinct.
Detective Miosotis Familia Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Ryer Avenue and East 181st Street
Honoree: Miosotis Familia (1969-2017) worked as a nurse at NYU Langone Medical Center and as a medical assistant for the Red Cross before joining the NYPD in 2005. She was assigned to the 46th Precinct. Detective Familia was shot in an unprovoked ambush attack as she sat in a police vehicle on East 183rd St. and Morris Avenue. Her assailant, an ex-convict with a history of mental illness, was later killed in a shootout with officers attempting to apprehend him. Detective Familia was the first female NYPD officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11 and only the third female officer killed in a combat-type encounter in NYPD history. (Torres)
Detective Rudolph Vinston Edwards, Sr. Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Schieffelin Avenue and Baychester Avenue
Honoree: Rudolph Vinston Edwards, Sr. (1932-2008) was a New York City Housing Authority Police Officer. In 1969, he was assigned to Edenwald Houses where he was known as Rudy the Cop and the Mayor of Edenwald. There, he assisted grief stricken families, helped deliver babies and served as a role model and mentor . He retired as a Detective.
Detective Sean Carrington Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Tenney Place and Andrews Avenue
Honoree: Detective Sean Carrington was shot and killed in the line of duty on January 19, 1998, during an undercover drug operation in the Bronx. He was a four-year veteran of the NYPD, assigned to a special section of the Bronx Narcotics Unit with the 46th Precinct in Morris Heights. (Cabrera)
DJ Scott la Rock Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 195th Street and Kingsbridge Road
Honoree:  DJ Scott la Rock (Scott Sterling) (1962-1987) was the original DJ of the hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions whose 1987 debut album, Criminal Minded, is considered an all-time classic hip-hop record. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and later became a social worker. At the shelter he was working at, he met KRS-One (Kris Parker) a graffiti artist and self-taught philosopher. Together they formed Boogie Down Productions. He was killed when he was trying to diffuse an argument that a Boogie Down Productions member, D-Nice was involved in. (Cabrera)
Dominic Castore Way (Bronx)
Present name:Morris Park Avenue
Location:Between Colden Avenue and Bronxdale Avenue
Honoree: Dominic Castore (1928-2012), Chairperson of Bronx Community Board 11 for 25 years, was . president and co-founder of the Morris Park Community Association.
Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Place (Bronx)
Present name:Hoe Avenue
Location:Between East 167th Street and Home Street
Honoree:  This co-naming commemorates the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill who opened St. John Chrysostom School in 1914. The school, located at 1144 Hoe Avenue, celebrated its centenary in 2014. The Dominican Sisters is a congregation of religious founded in 1876 and based since 1895 at Sparkill in Rockland County, NY. (Arroyo)
Dominick DeProspo Lane (Bronx)
Present name:Morris Park Avenue
Location:Between Tomlinson and Haight Avenues
Honoree: Dominick DeProspo (1935-2003) planned, organized, fundraised, directed and coordinated the Bronx Columbus Day Parade and was instrumental establishing the Peace Plaza on Pelham Parkway. He was active in many organizations including the Knights of Columbus, the Morris Park Community Association, the 49th Precinct Community Council and Community Board 11.
Dominick Sicilia Square (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Parker Street and Westchester Square
Honoree: Dominick Sicilia, an immigrant from Italy, established Dominick's Restaurant in 1913. He was one of the founders of the Church of Santa Maria, and was active in many community causes, including sponsoring the Little Lague and raising funds for the Special Olympics.
Donald Byrd Way – Jazz Great (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Teasdale Place and the east side of Boston Road
Honoree: Donald Byrd (1932-2013) was a leading jazz trumpeter of the 1950s and early 1960s. He became successful and controversial in the 1970s when he blended jazz, funk, and rhythm and blues into a pop hybrid that defied categorization. He performed and recorded with some of the most prominent jazz musicians of the 1950s including John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey; and had his own hit record called "Black Byrd." He was one of the first musicians to hire pianist Herbie Hancock, who later became successful as well. Byrd taught jazz at Howard, North Carolina Central University, Rutgers, Cornell, the University of Delaware and Delaware State University. In 2000 he was honored with a Jazz Masters award by the National Endowment for the Arts. (Gibson)
Donald Engeldrum Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of Sullivan Place and East Tremont Avenue
Honoree: Donald Engeldrum (d. 2006) earned an award and a meeting with President Ronald Reagan for chasing down two bank robbers. He was the proprietor of Engeldrum’s Service Station at East Tremont and Lafayette Avenues, a founder of the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a longtime member of Community Board 10 and the 45th Precinct Community Council.
Donnette and Sean Sanz Place (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of East 188th Street and Webster Avenue
Honoree: Donnette Sanz was a Traffic Enforcement Agent who was killed when she was struck by a car. She was pregnant with her son Sean at the time and gave birth in the hospital after the accident. However, both passed away several days later.
Doris S. Torres Way (Bronx)
Present name:East 147th Street
Location:Between Wales Avenue and Tinton Avenue
Honoree: During the devastating attacks on the WTC, Doris Torres returned to her floor to help others, being badly burned in the process. Although she eventually made it out of the WTC, she died on September 16, 2001 at St. Vincent’s Hospital as a result of her injuries.
Dorothy Pamela Gomes Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Edenwald Avenue and East 233rd Street
Honoree: Dorothy Gomes (1939-2009) was a founding member of the Northeast Bronx Democratic Committee and was active with Community Board 12 and the 47th Precinct Council. In 1985, she became the first African-American to own and operate a bus franchise in the state of New York, filling the void caused by the discontinuance of the BX14 bus.
Dr. Carlo Mannino Place (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:the southwest corner of the intersection of Schley Avenue and Wilcox Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Carlo Mannino (b. 1960) was a talented organist, composer and musician, He received his Doctor of Music Arts degree in 1986 and went on to serve a number of parishes throughout the Archdiocese of New York, as a musical director, organist and choirmaster. He composed over 150 musical works before his death at the age of 33.
Dr. Catherine Rashke Plaza (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of Hollywood Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard Service Road South
Honoree: Catherine A. Rashke (1914-1998) started teaching in New York City Public Schools in 1932. In 1952, she was appointed Assistant Principal of the new Junior High School 125X and in 1957 became Principal at P.S. 14 where she served until her retirement in 1978.
Dr. Michael Lancelot Marcano Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 188th Street and Fordham Road
Honoree: Bishop Michael Lancelot Marcano (1947-2011), was Pastor of the Creston Avenue Baptist Church of Christ, Inc. for 22 years until his death.
Dr. Ramón S. Velez Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:East 152nd Street
Location:Between Westchester Avenue and Prospect Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Ramón S. Velez (1933-2008) was an integral force in the creation of the Neighborhood Services Program and the Model Cities Program, an appointee to the Presidential Task Force on Federal Prisons during the Nixon Administration, and in 1995, created the National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Dr. Richard Izquierdo Way (Bronx)
Present name:Westchester Avenue
Location: At the northeast corner of Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue
Honoree: In 1962, Dr. Richard Izquierdo opened his first practice on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, two blocks from where he grew up. In 1967, Borough President Herman Badillo appointed him the first chairman of the newly formed Community Planning Board. That same year, Dr. Izquierdo bought an abandoned building on Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue to create the San Juan Health Center. In 1974 it became Urban Health Plan, Inc., now one of the largest health centers in New York State. Dr. Izquierdo also served on the board of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children for over 20 years. In 2007, he was awarded the Surgeon General’s Medallion , the highest honor that the Surgeon General of the United States can bestow on a civilian or officer. In September 2010, the community celebrated the opening of the Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School. It is the city's first charter school geared toward preparing students for jobs in the health care sector. (Salamanca)
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Way (Bronx)
Present name:University Avenue
Location:Between Hall of Fame Terrace and West 180th Street
Honoree: Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. (1922-2016) flew 68 combat missions as a fighter squadron commander with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, and is credited with being the first black fighter pilot to shoot down a German fighter jet. He was founder and president of 100 Black Men, a civic group formed in New York City in 1963 to improve conditions among African-Americans. He served as director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University where he was also a professor of education, he was president of Bronx Community College from 1977 to 1993 and then served as the director of the Center for Education Policy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. (Cabrera)
Dr. Salvatore Paul Squitieri Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of Burhe Avenue and Jarvis Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Salvatore Paul Squitieri (1908-1989), known to many as “Uncle Doc,” practiced medicine for 40 years in Pelham Bay. Dr. Squitieri delivered babies, performed surgical procedures and made house calls, and if a patient could not afford a medical bill, he not only continued to provide care, he would often send them groceries to help them through difficult times.
Dr. Serafin Izquierdo Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Hoe Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Serafin Izquierdo (1936-2014) grew up in Hunts Point/Longwood and served his community as a chiropractor for over 45 years. He was known throughout his community as a kind, gentle and humble man who treated his patients with the utmost care, often making house calls and foregoing charges for patients. His practice was founded in the 1970s and still exists today. He was also known for his pride in his Puerto Rican heritage and origins in the Bronx. He stayed in the community during the “Bronx is Burning” era and worked alongside community leaders, elected official and the community as a whole in the revitalization of the South Bronx. (Salamanca)
Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Way (Bronx)
Present name:Southern Boulevard
Location:Between Fordham Road and Allerton Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff (1914-1980), a dentist, was the founder and first president of the Bronx County Historical Society and the longtime official Bronx historian.
Dra. Evelina Antonetty Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of East 156th Street and Prospect Avenue
Honoree: Dra. Evelina Antonetty was a community activist who founded the United Bronx Parents Inc. in 1966. The agency advocates for improved education for children in south Bronx public schools.

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