NYC Honorary Street Names
"A" Honorary Streets: Queens
Alejandro Nino Place (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 49th Street and Queens Boulevard
Honoree: Alejandro Nino (d. 2010) was a member of the City Volunteer Corps, a therapy aide at Coler Memorial Hospital, a maintenance worker for the Department of Parks and a soup kitchen assistant at Holy Apostles. In 2005, he joined the Army National Guard and served until he became too ill, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 2007.
Alex Braginsky Drive (Queens)
Present name:62nd Drive
Location:between 108th Street and 110th Street
Honoree: Alex Braginsky (b. 1963) worked for Reuters at the World Trade Center. He died in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Alice Cardona Way (Queens)
Present name:56th Street
Location:Between Woodside Avenue and Skillman Avenue
Honoree: Alice Cardona (1930-2011) was a leader in New York's Puerto Rican and Latino community. She was the author of Puerto Rican Women Achievers in New York City. In the 1960s, she was program coordinator for United Bronx Parents, facilitating parental involvement in the school system and youth programs. She was also involved with the first Head Start program in New York and worked at ASPIRA as a counselor for youth. From 1983 to 1995 she was assistant director of the NYS Division for Women under Governor Mario Cuomo. She advocated for bilingual education and women, including those in prison. She also worked to fight HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and domestic violence. She was the director of the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs and cofounder of Atrévete, a voter registration and political participation program. (Van Bramer)
Allison Hope Liao Way (Queens)
Location:At the northeast corner of Main Street and Cherry Avenue
Honoree: Allison Hope Liao was only three years-old in 2013 when she was hit and killed by a driver while crossing the street with her grandmother despite having the right of way. Since her death, the Liao family has helped to form “Families for Safe Streets”, an advocacy group comprised of families who have lost love ones or experienced serious injuries as a result of traffic violence. Her family’s efforts have been instrumental in lowering of the New York City default speed limit, passing of several traffic safety bills, and fighting for more safety cameras. Allison’s death was also among the catalysts for Vision Zero, a set of initiatives and outreach plans aimed at ending traffic deaths and injuries on New York City streets. (Koo)
Alphonse “Al” Volpe Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of Skillman Avenue and 51st Street
Honoree: Al Volpe (1925-2015) applied his volunteer efforts to improving the quality of life of his neighbors, particularly in the areas of housing and transportation. While working professionally in Information Systems, he served as Vice President of the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives and Condominiums working to help tenants of rental buildings that were being converting to middle-income cooperatives to navigate the conversion process and to protect their investment in housing ownership. He a Board Member and Officer of Berkeley Cooperative Towers in Woodside for 27 years and also served as President of the Woodside Community Council, an umbrella civic association, and as Vice President of the 108th Precinct Community Council. He was a very active member of Queens Community Board 2 and its City Services, Transportation and Environmental committees for over 13 years. When the MTA temporarily halted No. 7 Express service for repairs and wanted to make it permanent, he and fellow commuters started the No, 7 Flushing Line Committee. After documenting train overcrowding, they successfully lobbied to restore Flushing Line Express Service. Al Volpe was also Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Woodside On The Move, and President of the Board of Woodysun Senior Housing. (Van Bramer)
Amanda Clarke Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 137th Avenue and 227th Street
Honoree: Amanda Leah Clarke was a community activist who resided in Queens. She had a deep passion for civic, community and political engagement and was actively engaged in several community groups such as the Federated Blocks of Laurelton, where she served as a block watcher during the crime spikes of the 1970’s and 80’s, and the Laurelton Garden Club. After the murder of her son Michael in 2002, she teamed up with friends and community members to form the Michael Arthur Clarke Foundation which provides scholarships to deserving students in southeast Queens. In addition to her community activism, she was elected to be the Democratic Party District Leader and in 2001 and she ran for the New York City Council in the 31st District of Queens. Although she did not win, she remained actively involved in numerous campaignsas a volunteer, donor, and fundraiser. (Richards)
Ann Buehler Way (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street
Honoree: Ann Buehler (d. 2010) was the first woman director of a Boys Club out of 1500 clubs. She was a Civil Service Commissioner under Mayors Koch and Beame, president of the Astoria Women’s Club, and active in several civic organizations.
Ann Maggio Way (Queens)
Present name:Suydam Street
Location:Between Cypress Avenue and the Grover Cleveland Athletic Field
Honoree: Ann Maggio (1922-2013) was a teacher at St. Aloysius School in Ridgewood and a community leader. She served as the president of Citizens for a Better Ridgewood; was a member of Community Board 5; president of the Suydam Street Block Association; and a board member of the Onderdonk Civic Association. She fought for capital improvement projects at area parks, and successfully pressured the city to keep Grover Cleveland High School open. She also helped transform the Grover Cleveland athletic field decades ago from a hangout for drug users to a valued community recreational area. (Reynoso)
AnnMarie Riccoboni Way (Queens)
Present name:34th Avenue
Location:Between 10th Street and 11th Street
Honoree: AnnMarie Riccoboni (b. 1943) worked for the Ohrenstein & Brown law firm at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. [Not in NY Times list]
Anthony "Tony" Caminiti Way (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 108th Street and 51st Avenue
Honoree: Anthony Caminiti (1911-2012 served with the 42nd Infantry Division which liberated the Dachau concentration camp. He was a member of Community Board 4, and was active in St. Leo’s Parish and numerous civic organizations.
Anthony Luparello Way (Queens)
Location:Between 103rd Street and 104th Street
Honoree: Anthony Luparello (b. 1938) worked at ABM Industries in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Anthony Mason Way (Queens)
Present name:147th Street
Location:Between Rockaway Boulevard and Sutphin Boulevard
Honoree: Anthony Mason (1966-2015) was a professional basketball player who in his 13-year career played with the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat. He earned the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1995. The gymnasium at Springfield High School where he was a student was dedicated to him and renamed the ?Mase Court? on May 14, 2015. He continues to be an influence on his community with the Family On Three Foundation, which educates youth on financial management and conducts healthy life-skill workshops. (Wills and Richards)
Anthony Mason Way (Queens)
Present name:147th Street
Location:Between 123rd Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard
Honoree: Anthony Mason (1966-2015) was a professional basketball player who in his 13-year career played with the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat. He earned the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1995. The gymnasium at Springfield High School where he was a student was dedicated to him and renamed the “Mase Court” on May 14, 2015. He continues to be an influence on his community with the Family On Three Foundation, which educates youth on financial management and conducts healthy life-skill workshops. (Wills and Richards)
Anthony Suraci Place (Queens)
Present name:39th Place
Location:Between 47th Avenue and 48th Avenue
Honoree: Anthony Suraci (d. 2006) lived with his wife in Sunnyside, Queens, for over 60 years where he served as President of the Thompson Hill Civic Association, District Leader and held a number of annual charity events for needy families through the United Republicans of Western Queens.
Apostle John H. Boyd Sr. Way (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 219th Street and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Rev. John Boyd founded New Greater Bethel Ministries in 1972. In 1975, the church acquired the Cambria Heights theater complex as its new home. The congregation established a food pantry and a soup kitchen, giving free meals to hundreds of homeless individuals. Boyd also created the Set Free Prison Ministry, to help meet the spiritual needs of the incarcerated. In 1993, the congregation expanded to include a location at 215-32 Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village.(Comrie)
Archbishop Iakovos of America (Queens)
Present name:33rd Street
Location:Between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue
Honoree: Archbishop Iakovos (1911-2005) was ordained in 1940 and served as a Preacher at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City. He was the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America and served for nine years as president of the World Council of Churches. As a champion of civil rights, he walked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Alabama and he initiated a massive campaign to assist Greek Cypriot refugees following the invasion of Cyprus by Turkish armed forces. He was the recipient of honorary degrees from over 40 colleges and universities and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Jimmy Carter. (Constantinides)
Arlene Fuchs Katz Drive (Queens)
Present name:80th Drive
Location:Between 188th Street and Utopia Parkway
Honoree: Arlene Fuchs Katz (1934-2004) taught fifth and sixth grades at P.S. 131 for 25 years and was a moving force in having the school named in honor of Abigail Adams. Mrs. Katz was the first female president of the Saul Weprin Democratic Club, the first female President of the Hillcrest Jewish Center and the first Vice-Chair of Community Board 8.
Army SPC. Alex Jimenez Way (Queens)
Location:37th Drive at the north corners of 104th, 107th and 108th Streets
Honoree: Army Specialist Alex Jimenez was kidnapped after an ambush south of Baghdad in May 2007. Approximately one year later, the U.S. military found and identified his body. He was killed in the line of duty.
Arthur Hayes Way (Queens)
Present name:32nd Avenue
Location:Between 103rd Street and 104th Street
Honoree: Arthur Hayes (1923-1997) was a member of Community Board 3, President of the East Elmhurst-Corona Civic Association, Inc., and involved with many other community organizations and activities. He was instrumental in the conversion of 32nd Avenue a one-way street. He participated in numerous meetings with public agencies on environmental, traffic and safety issues related to La Guardia Airport, and to the dredging and clean-up of Flushing Bay.
Arthur Hill Way (Queens)
Location:Intersection of Illion Avenue and Hannibal Street
Honoree: Arthur Hill (1922-2010), rose to the rank of Assistant Chief in the NYPD. After retiring in 1973, he served on the boards of several charitable and civic organizations.
Arthur Warren Scullin Way (Queens)
Present name:193rd Street
Location:Between Northern Boulevard and 45th Avenue
Honoree: Arthur Warren Scullin (b. 1944) worked with Marsh and McLennan Cos. Inc. at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Assemblyman Denis J. Butler Way (Queens)
Present name:30th Avenue
Location:Between 43rd Street and 44th Street
Honoree: Denis J. Butler (1927-2010) was a lifelong resident of Astoria who represented his district in the New York State Assembly for 24 years. He served on the Rules, Aging, Economic Development, Labor and Oversight, Analysis and Investigations Committees and on the Joint Budget Conference Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education, which helped to maintain and increase funding for higher education. As Chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on the Special Problems of the Aging, he was responsible for the MTA putting the rough paint on the edge of the subway platform to alert the visually impaired that the platform was ending. Assemblyman Butler volunteered with the Lighthouse for the Blind for 20 years. He also served as president of the St. Joseph’s Home School Association, and was a member of the Holy Name Society Parish Council. In 1988, he received the Brooklyn Diocese’s Pro Vita Award, presented by Bishop Francis J. Mugavero in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the unborn and in support of life. In 1992, he received the New York State Catholic Conference Public Policy Award, presented by John Cardinal O’Connor and the Bishops of New York State for his work in support of the Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation. In 2009, he was made a knight of the Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great in Brooklyn’s St. James Cathedral Basilica by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzo. (Constantinides)
Assemblywoman Barbara Clark Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 224th Street and 120th Avenue
Honoree: Barbara Clark (1939-2016) represented southeast Queens in the New York State Assembly from 1986 until her death in February of 2016. At the time of her death she was the Assembly's Deputy Majority Whip. She also served as Chair of its Education, Children and Families, and Environmental Conservation Committees; and head of the Education Committee of the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus. She was also head of the New York State Women’s Legislative Caucus and a Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States. She was a fierce supporter of quality public education and was a leader in the campaign to obtain funds through the lawsuit of the Campaign For Fiscal Equity. She established the first magnet schools at Andrew Jackson High Schools in Cambria Heights, for she believed that the classes at the High School were too large. She supported schools in the City with such educational enhancements as video studios and legal resource centers. Her legislation included banning predatory lending and increasing support for health care. Her allocations supported important civic and educational groups in her communities. Her colleagues termed her “a bold, courageous and dedicated public servant who defended the well-being of her fellow New Yorkers in every way possible.” (Miller)
Avenue of the Boldest (Queens)
Location:Corner of 19th Avenue and Hazen Street
Honoree: This road leads to the Rikers Island Correctional Facility and its designation honors the Correctional Officers who keep that facility safe.
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