NYC Honorary Street Names
"W" Honorary Streets: The Bronx
Way of the Finest (Bronx)
Present name:Washington Avenue
Location:East 159th Street and East 161st Street
Honoree: This designation honors all police officers, past and future, who give their lives in the line of duty during service with the 42nd Precinct.
William J. Madonna Way (Bronx)
Present name:Bogart Avenue
Location:Between Morris Park and Rhinelander Avenue
Honoree: William J. Madonna (1961-2017) was educated at Northeastern University and the New England School of Law. He began his legal career in the office of the NYC Corporation Counsel. and later joined the Bronx District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. From 1994, he had a successful private practice in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. He represented victims of domestic violence, as well as handled divorce and family law, criminal law and real estate. He was a member of the Bronx County Bar Association, the Bronx Family Court Bar Association and served as chief counsel to then state-assemblyman, Mark Gjonaj. He represented the Tracey Towers tenant organization in their fight to block rent increases. He also represented the Friends of Pelham Parkway in its successful lawsuit to save the trees that were set to be removed for the reconstruction of Pelham Parkway. (Gjonaj)
William Valcarcel Place (Bronx)
Present name:Pond Place
Location:Between East 197th Street and East 198th Street
Honoree: William Valcarcel (b. 1946) worked for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
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