NYC Honorary Street Names
"Y" Honorary Streets: The Bronx
Yadira Arroyo Way (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of Creston Avenue and East 188th Street
Honoree: Yadira Arroya (1972-2017), an Emergency Medical Technician and a mother of five, was killed in the line of duty on March 16, 2017. She was run over by a man attempting to steal her NYFD ambulance. Her killer, a drug user with a long criminal record, was apprehended. (Cabrera)
Yolanda Garcia Way (Bronx)
Present name:Third Avenue
Location:Both sides of the street, from 156th Street to 159th Street
Honoree: Yolanda Garcia was 53 when she died in February 2005. She was one of the founders of Nos Quedamos/We Stay, a community group that worked to prevent evictions of people who lived and worked in her Melrose neighborhood.
Yomo Toro Place (Bronx)
Location:At the intersection of Ogden Avenue and East 162nd Street
Honoree: Yomo Toro (1933-2012) was a virtuoso on the cuatro, a Puerto Rican stringed instrument, and an influential member of New York’s Latin music scene from the 1950s on.
Yvette Nicole Moreno Place (Bronx)
Location:Intersection of Castle Hill Road and Watson Avenue
Honoree: Yvette Nicole Moreno (b. 1976) worked at Carr Futures in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
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