NYC Honorary Street Names

"O" Honorary Streets: Manhattan

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O’ Donnell Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 7th Street
Location:Between Avenues C and D
Honoree: May O’ Donnell (1906-2004) was a modern dance pioneer who first gained prominence as a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company. She had a 60-year career as a choreographer with more than 100 works that are still widely performed.
LL:2007/28
Odessa Steward Street (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:On the southwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 103rd Street
Honoree: Odessa Steward (d. 2010), a long-time resident of the Frederick Douglass Houses, was President of the 24th Precinct Community Council. She was also active in the Housing Tenant Patrol, the Tenants Association and the women’s softball league in Central Park.
LL:2011/47
Officer Glen Pettit Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:20th Street
Location:Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue
Honoree: Officer Glen Pettit (1971-2001) was killed as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 while attempting to rescue victims trapped in the World Trade Center.
LL:2013/50
Officer Michael Buczek Avenue (Manhattan)
Present name:Edgecombe Avenue
Location:Between Jumel Place and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Police Officer Michael Buczek (b. 1964) was assigned to the 34th Precinct in Upper Manhattan. On October 13, 1988, he and his partner, Police Officer Joseph Barbato, after responding to a call on West 161st Street and Broadway, saw two men loitering in the building. When approached, the two men fled. Shots were fired and Police Officer Buczek was fatally wounded in the chest.
LL:2001/ 68
Officer Mitchel Scott Wallace Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:Lafayette Street
Location:Corner of White and Lafayette
Honoree: Court Officer Wallace (b. 1967) was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while attempting to rescue the victims trapped in the World Trade Center.
LL:2006/13
Officer Thomas Jurgens Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:Lafayette Street
Location:Corner of Leonard and Lafayette
Honoree: Court Officer Jurgens (b. 1974) was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while attempting to rescue victims trapped in the World Trade Center.
LL:2006/13
Osvaldo Vega Plaza (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:The intersection of East 106th Street and Third Avenue
Honoree: Osvaldo Vega (1921-1983) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he was in the same company as future President John. F. Kennedy. After his discharge, he met with a group of distinguished athletes concerned about the future of our children. They founded the Puerto Rican Hispanic Sports Council (PRHSC). Osvaldo Vega was its president for 30 years until his death.
LL:2002/ 19


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