NYC Honorary Street Names
"F" Honorary Streets: Manhattan
Father Damien’s Way (Manhattan)
Present name:33rd Street
Location:Between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue
Honoree: Father Damien (1840-1889) de Veuster was born in Tremeto, Belgium and entered the noviate at Leuven monastery. In 1864, he left Belgium for Hawaii as a missionary and for 16 years he provided spiritual and medical assistance to those suffering leprosy. He worked on a government-sanctioned medical quarantine colony, which is still in existence on the island of Molokai. He eventually succumbed to the disease himself. His work inspired Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa in caring for the sick. He was canonized on October 11, 2009. He is the unofficial patron of those with HIV and AIDS. (Mendez)
Father Mychal F. Judge Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West 31st Street
Location:Sixth and Seventh Avenues
Honoree: Father Mychal F. Judge (1933-2001), a Fire Department chaplain, was killed on September 11, 2001 by falling debris near the World Trade Center as he administered last rites to other victims.
FBI Special Agent Leonard W. Hatton, Jr. Street (Manhattan)
Present name:Duane Street
Location:Between Broadway and Elk Street
Honoree: Special Agent Leonard W. Hatton was killed on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Firefighter Bobby Beddia Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the intersection of Bedford Street and Barrow Street
Honoree: Bobby Beddia, a 23-year veteran of the FDNY, was killed in the line of duty on August 18, 2007 while fighting a fire at 130 Liberty Street, the former Deutsche Bank building.
Firefighter James Ruane Way (Manhattan)
Location:the 500 block of West 150th Street
Honoree: Firefighter James Ruane was killed in the line of duty at a fire at 535 West 150th Street.
Firefighter John P. Sullivan Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and 162nd Street
Honoree: John P. Sullivan, Jr. passed away at 52 in 2010 due to an illness related to his work at the World Trade Center following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Sullivan was for 27 years a member of Ladder Company 34 in Washington Heights. He served that community in other ways as well: for over 20 years he organized an annual dinner for senior citizens. On September 8, 2014, his was among 55 names listed on a Memorial Wall unveiled by the FDNY. (Levine)
Firefighter Keith Glascoe Street (Manhattan)
Present name:133rd Street
Location:Between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard
Honoree: Firefighter Keith Glascoe (b. 1962) was killed on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Firefighter Kevin Bracken Corner (Manhattan)
Location:The intersection of West 73rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Kevin Bracken (b. 1964) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Firefighter Manuel Del Valle, Jr. Street (Manhattan)
Present name:14th Street
Location:Between First Avenue and Second Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Manuel Del Valle, Jr. (b. 1969 was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Firefighter Robert Joseph Foti Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Cherry Street
Location:between Jackson Street and the FDR Drive
Honoree: Firefighter Robert Joseph Foti (b. 1959) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Firefighter Ruben Correa Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West 83rd Street
Location:Between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Ruben Correa (b. 1957) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
Firefighter Thomas C. Brick Way (Manhattan)
Location:On the Southwest Corner of Academy Street and Vermilyea Avenues
Honoree: Thomas C. Brick (1973-2003) was in the first group of new “probies” hired by the NYFD after 9/11 and earned a medal for bravery battling a four-alarm fire and saving several Inwood residents during his first tour of duty as a firefighter. He died on December 16, 2003 while fighting a fire on Tenth Avenue near 206th Street.
Firefighters Lawrence Fitzpatrick and Gerard Frisby Corner (Manhattan)
Location:The NE corner of W 151st St and Amsterdam Ave
Honoree: These two firefighters were killed on June 27, 1980, while fighting a three-alarm fire at 512 West 151st Street in which more than 30 other firefighters were injured. Firefighter Frisby was trapped at a window. Firefighter Fitzpatrick was lowered by a rope from the roof. Assisted by Firefighter William Murphy, Fitzpatrick pulled Frisby onto the rope but it snapped, Both fell 7 stories to their deaths. Fitzpatrick was 38. Frisby was 28.
Flight 587 Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the northeast corner of 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: This co-naming commemorates the victims of Flight 587 which crashed in Belle Harbor, Queens, three minutes after taking off from Kennedy Airport on November 12, 2001. American Airlines Flight 587 was bound for the Dominican Republic. All 260 people aboard the flight were killed, along with five people on the ground. A large number of those killed in the crash resided in the Washington Heights area. (Rodriguez)
Flor Maria Miolan Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the northeast corner of 184th Street and Audubon Avenue
Honoree: Maria Miolan (1928-2015), was forced to flee her native Dominican Republic in 1962 after she and her family were targeted by the Trujillo regime for speaking out against its cruelty to children. She arrived in New York with only $5 in her pocket and earned her living with odd jobs until she was able to move to 184th Street. Her youngest daughter was born with Down Syndrome. She did not institutionalize her child, as was suggested at that time. Instead, she opened her home to other needy kids and raised them all together. She provided a "Safe Haven" for the children of the homeless, street workers, mentally-ill, and the drug addicted. They would be dropped off by their parents with no questions asked except the child's name and birthdate. Every child that entered her home was fed, taken to school and given a place to sleep if needed. She took it upon herself to keep or make their respective doctor’s appointments; make sure each child went to religious instruction; and to mass on Sundays. Many of the children she cared for received their First Holy Communion and Confirmation because of her. She often took children sight-seeing and on summer vacations, allowing many to experience places they would not otherwise see. A memory often shared is that all the children would line up in the kitchen with their personal plates and cups, each marked with their names, to be served their food. They would all receive 50 cents every Sunday for church offerings. She leaves behind 5 biological children, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-children, as well as over 100 "adopted children" and their offspring. (Rodriguez) [Note: This appears intended to supersede "Maria Velentin Way," adopted in L.L. 45 of 2017, but the relevant Section of L.L. 45 has not been repealed.]
Frank T. Modica Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Rutgers Street
Location:Between South Street and Cherry Street
Honoree: Frank T. Modica (1931-2013) was a leader in the settlement house movement and social services sector in New York City, primarily in the Two Bridges and Lower East Side areas of Manhattan. He served as Executive Director of Hamilton-Madison House (HMH)for 34 years. In that time, HMH grew to become one of the nation’s leading providers of Behavioral Health Services to Asian and Asian-American communities. He also served on the boards of a number of local, national, and international organizations including Two Bridges Neighborhood Council. Between 1972 -1997, Two Bridges created nearly 1,500 units of low and moderate income housing. (Chin)
Freddy Beras-Goico Way (Manhattan)
Present name:175th Street
Location:Between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue
Honoree: Freddy Beras-Goico (1940-2010) had a 30-year career as a T.V. presenter, actor, and writer for his show ?El Gorde De La Semana? (The Fat Man of the Week), ?Punto Final? and ?Con Freddy y Punto.? As a child in the 1950s during the Trujillo dictatorship, his family fled the Dominican Republic to Colombia where he spent many years before returning to his homeland in the 1970?s. To most who grew up watching him he was more than a media personality. He was known as a philanthropist and also for speaking his mind against the injustices of the government. (Rodriquez)
Frederica L. Teer Square (Manhattan)
Location:Intersection of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue
Honoree: Frederica L. Teer (1935-1979) was an educator, arts administrator and civil rights leader. In the early 1960s she worked for CORE and helped organize the West Coast contingents for the 1963 March on Washington. She went on to hold posts in social service organizations and academia. From 1974 until her death she was Executive Director of the National Black Theatre. She died suddenly on November 6, 1979, after returning from a four-month assignment in for the Peace Corps in Senegal.
Frederick Douglass Landing (Manhattan)
Present name:Chambers Street
Location:From West Street to the Ramp at the Borough of Manhattan Community College
Honoree: Born a slave in Maryland, the abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) first came to New York City through the Chambers Street ferry landing which also became a vital link in the Underground Railroad.
Friars Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 55th Street
Location:between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
Honoree: The Friars Club has grown from a meeting in 1904 of the Press Agents Association at Browne's Chop House, to a prestigious organization in the entertainment world.” Its members have included Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Victor Herbert, Enrico Caruso, Milton Berle and Lisa Minelli. Its current “Hermitage” is at 57 East 55th Street.
Frieda Zames Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 4th Street
Location:Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A
Honoree: Frieda Zames (1932-2005) served for several terms as the President of Disabled In Action of New York. Her efforts can be directly credited with improving access for mobility-impaired people to the City’s buses and subways. She also fought to insure the accessibility of polling sites so that all citizens could exercise their most basic democratic right – to vote.
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