NYC Honorary Street Names
"S" Honorary Streets: Queens
S.S.G. Patbouvier E. “Bobby” Ortiz Triangle (Queens)
Location:Triangle at the intersection of Metropolitan and Hillside Avenues and 129th Street.
Honoree: Staff Sergeant Ortiz was born in Munich where his father, a US Army 1st Sgt, was stationed. Raised in Richmon Hill, at 19 he followed his father's footsteps by enlisting in the Army in May 1983. His unit was one of first to be deployed to the Persian Gulf in Opertion Desert Shield. On Feb 27, 1991, he volunteered to go on a rescue mission to find a pilot shot down behind enemy lines. While searching for the downed pilot in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, the craft was shot down He was killed along with helicopter's pilot and co-pilot. He was 27.
Sal Anzalone Place (Queens)
Location:Northwest corner of 47th Road and Vernon Boulevard
Honoree: Sal Anzalone (d. 2005) owned and operated the Cassino Restaurant in Long Island City for over 40 years. He served on Queens Community Board 2 from 1985 until his death and founded the Hunters Point Community Development Corporation.
Sal Saraceno Way (Queens)
Present name:45th Avenue
Location:Between 21st Street and 23rd Street
Honoree: Salvatore Saraceno (1930-1994?), a printer and lithographer, moved to Long Island City in 1958 and began buying and renovating brownstones. He served on Community Board 2 and was instrumental in creating John F. Murray Playground from what had been a rubble-strewn lot. He was also a leader in obtaining the designation of the Hunters Point Historic District, the first Historic District in the Borough of Queens.
Salman Hamdani Way (Queens)
Present name:204th Street
Location:Between 35th Avenue and 34th Avenue
Honoree: Salman Hamdani, born in Pakistan, was a graduate of Queens College and a research assistant at Rockefeller University. A NYS-Certified EMT, he also drove an ambulance part-time and was a Cadet with the NYPD. On the morning of September 11, 2001, he responded to the emergency and was killed in the line of duty (Vallone)
Sara Colson Avenue (Queens)
Present name:Beach Channel Drive
Location:From Beach 66th Street to Almeda Avenue
Honoree: Sara Colson (1942-2005) was a long-time community activist in Arverne, as well as a 29-year employee of the NYC Human Resources Administration. She founded a number of organizations in the Rockaways, including the Arverne Cancer Support Group.
Saul Weprin St (Queens)
Present name:188th St
Location:Between Hillside Ave and the eastbound service road of the Long Island Expressway.
Honoree: Saul Weprin (1927-1994) was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 1971 and served 23 years in that body. He was chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee from 1980 to 1986 and of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee from 1987-1991.In 1991, he was elected Speaker of the Assembly, a position he held until his death.
Scott Charles Timmes Street (Queens)
Present name:Catalpa Avenue
Location:Between Fresh Pond Road and 60th Lane
Honoree: Scott Charles Timmes worked at Carr Futures in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Sculpture Street (Queens)
Location:Intersection of Purves Street and Jackson Avenue
Honoree: The Sculpture Center was founded as "The Clay Club" in 1928 and renamed in 1944. In 2001 it moved , from Manhattan to its present home in Long Island City, a former trolley repair shop redesigned by artist and designer Maya Lin.
Sean Bell Way (Queens)
Present name:Liverpool Street
Location:Between 94th Avenue and 101st Street
Honoree: Sean Bell (1983-2006) died in the early morning hours of his wedding day, November 25, 2006. While leaving a Queens nightclub with friends, he was killed by bullets fired by five police officers. His death led to reforms within NYPD including breathalyser tests for police officers after discharge of a firearm.
Sergeant Gerard J. Dunne, U. S. Army Way (Queens)
Present name:Rockaway Point Boulevard
Location:Between Beach 221st Street and Beach 222nd Street
Honoree: Sgt. Gerard J. Dunne (1946-1968) was a US Army squad leader serving in the 11th Infantry Brigade of the Americal Division in Quang Ngai, Vietnam. He was killed in action on August 25, 1968. (Ulrich)
Sergeant Paul Michael Ferrara Way (Queens)
Location:At the northeast corner of 95th Street and 43rd Avenue
Honoree: Paul Ferrara (1969-2014) joined the NYPD 1992, and began his career in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct. Immediately after the tragedy on September 11, 2001, he was assigned to Ground Zero for the recovery efforts and spent many weeks thereafter assisting with public safety. In 2006, after 14 years in the 81st Precinct, he was promoted to Sergeant and later assigned to the 110th Precinct in Queens. On his days off, he would often be assigned to the elite Queens North Counterterrorism Unit, responsible for patrolling “sensitive locations” such as stadiums, malls, and other terrorist target locations. During his career he was recognized twice for Excellent Police Duty. He died as a result of 9/11-related illness. (Moya)
Sergei Dovlatov Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 63rd Drive and 108th Street
Honoree: Sergei Dovlatov (1941-1990) grew up in Leningrad and later was assigned to a military unit guarding Siberian state prison camps. In the late 1960's, he became a journalist. He immigrated to the United States in 1979 after being harassed by Soviet authorities. He lived in Forest Hills, Queens. He published several books, including “The Invisible Book,” “The Compromise,” “Ours” and “The Suitcase.” He also worked for Radio Liberty as a freelance script writer. Since glasnost, his novels have been published in Russia and become extremely popular. The New Yorker published several of his short stories. From1980 to 1982, he edited The New American, a weekly magazine (Koslowitz)
SFC Luis M. Gonzalez Street (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 108th Street and 49th Avenue
Honoree: Luis Manuel Gonzalez (1982-2009) joined the Army in 2002. Assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division, he was killed in combat in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Sgt. John J Raneiri Corner (Queens)
Location:SW corner of Van Loon St and Queens Blvd
Honoree: John Ranieri (1931-1995) joined the NYPD in 1955 and rose to the rank of Sergeant-Detective Squad Commander in the Department's Missing Persons Bureau. Sgt. Ranieri was active in promoting a positive public image of Italian Americans. He was a member of the NYPD's Columbia Association, served as its president from 1981-1985, and at the time of his death was President of the National Council of Columbia Associations.
Sgt. Jose Gomez Place (Queens)
Present name:104th Street
Location:Between 37th and 38th Avenues
Honoree: Sgt. Jose Gomez, born in the Dominican Republic, died on April 27, 2006, in a roadside bombing in Iraq. He was three months into his second tour of duty in Iraq. Sergeant Gomez moved his vehicle forward after an explosion to protect his fellow soldiers in the convoy. He received a purple heart and a bronze star in honor of his heroism.
Sharon Michele Rivers & Caprice Antoinette Bush Way (Queens)
Present name:78th Avenue
Location:Between Queens Boulevard and Kew Forest Lane
Honoree: Sharon Michele Rivers (b. 1969) and Caprice Antoinette Bush (b. 1979) were both employees of JP Morgan Chase Bank. On July 10, 2003, while crossing Queens Boulevard on their return from their lunch break, they were standing on a median when they were killed by a car that had been struck by another vehicle that had run a red light. Their deaths led to measures to improve pedestrian safety along Queens Boulevard.
Sheila Pecoraro Way (Queens)
Present name:Huxley Street
Location:Between 147th Avenue and 243rd Street
Honoree: Sheila Pecoraro (d. 2014) campaigned in 1970 for funding of the Rosedale Library and led the sit in which prevented the library from closing due to the city’s fiscal crisis. She fought for the placement of traffic lights at a five-way intersection in her neighborhood, which have now saved many lives. She served on the PTA executive boards of several schools, becoming the president at JHS 231Q and at Springfield Gardens High School. She also fought so that students of Rosedale could attend school K-8, which is now possible. For 15 years she was on the executive board of the 105th Precinct Community Council, serving as president for 9 of those years, and fought so that the precincts would be more effectively divided. (Richards)
Shirley Moran Square (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 21st St and 35th Ave
Honoree: Shirley Ann Moran (1936-1993) moved to the Ravenswood Houses in 1956. A mother of two children, she became active in civic activities. Having attended only grade school, she returned to school as an adult, earned a high school diploma and went on to study at Queens College. She served 6 years as president of the Ravenswood Tenant's Association. She was long active in the Girl Scouts and was chairperson of the Northern Queens Girl Scouts Association.
Shirley N. Moore Street (Queens)
Present name:150th Street
Location:Between Rockaway Boulevard and North Conduit Avenue
Honoree: Shirley N. Moore (1995-1997) served for more than 15 years on Community Board 12 and was a founding member of the Southeast Queens Community Corporation. As a Jamaica NAACP Board Member, she fought against injustice in education and social policies.
Shri Prakash Gossai Marg Way (Queens)
Present name:86th Street
Location:Between 101st Avenue and 102nd Avenue
Honoree: Mr. Shri Prakash Gossai, born in Guyana in 1953, came to the United States in 1983 on a teaching scholarship for marine biology. He taught for 10 years at Thomas Jefferson High School, serving underprivileged youth. He had a strong connection to spirituality and went to India for intensive study of Vedant Hindu philosophy. After his studies, he founded the Bhuvaneshwar Mandir in 1984 in Brooklyn and then founded the Queens branch located at 86-01 101st Avenue in 2004. At Bhuvaneshwar Mandir, he was able to distill the wisdom he had attained in India, and package it into easily accessible, practical, and inspirational advice on living life efficiently while striving for peace in the world. Mr. Gossai went back to Guyana in 2006 as the Spiritual Advisor to the President of Guyana. This was his dream and it was there that his millions of devotees around the world learned of his untimely passing in 2009. (Ulrich)
Sister Mary Patrick McCarthy Way (Queens)
Present name:94th Street
Location:Between 34th Avenue and 35th Avenue
Honoree: Sister Mary Patrick McCarthy (1935-2002) served as principal of the Blessed Sacrament School from 1967 to 2002. She aided many recent immigrants from South America, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba by providing access to good and affordable education.
Sol Soskin Way (Queens)
Present name:215th Street
Location:Between 45th Road and Northern Boulevard
Honoree: Sol Soskin (d. 2009) earned two Purple Hearts in World War II as a member of the Allied Forces that liberated Rome and a Nazi concentration camp in Salzburg, Austria. He went on to be an active member of Community Board 11 for over 30 years and president of the 111th Precinct Council for over 50 years.
St. Rocco’s Place (Queens)
Location:Southwest corner of 37th Street and 28th Avenue
Honoree: Honors the patron saint of Quaglietta, Avellino, Italy. The Societa Gioventu Quagliettana, located on 28th Avenue, was founded by immigrants from that town in 1911.
Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 31st Avenue and 41st Street
Honoree: Introduced by Council Member Constantinides Rocco Moretto (1924-2018) was a member of Company C in the Army’s First Infantry Division, the legendary Big Red One, who stormed Omaha Beach at the cost of more than 2,000 casualties. After the Normandy landings, he went on to serve in five campaigns before the war ended. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and on the 60th anniversary of D-Day, he was honored with the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor, in recognition of his service. (Constantinides)
State Senator José R. Peralta Way (Queens)
Location:At the northeast corner of 37th Avenue and 79th Street
Honoree: José R. Peralta (1971-2018) was the first Dominican-American elected to the New York State Senate, serving from 2010 until his death. His tenure was marked by a focus on immigration justice, support for working-class families, access to quality education for all children and advocacy for LGBT rights. He introduced the New York DREAM Act in 2013. His sponsorship of gun-control legislation and a bill requiring microstamping on bullet-casings drew the ire of the National Rifle Association. He also worked to heighten awareness of domestic violence and to protect battered spouses from further abuse. (Dromm)
Stephen G. Hoffman Way (Queens)
Present name:Manse Street
Location:Between 68th Avenue and 69th Avenue
Honoree: Stephen G. Hoffman (b. 1964) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Steven “Bells” Belson Beach Way (Queens)
Present name:Beach 92nd Street
Location:From Rockaway Beach Boulevard to the boardwalk
Honoree: Firefighter Steven Belson (b. 1950) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Steven Frosch Way (Queens)
Present name:67th Drive
Location:Between 78th Street and 79th Street
Honoree: Steven Frosch left the NYPD in 1999 to work for the Sanitation Department. On June 21, 2014, he was killed on the job while performing maintenance on a mechanical sweeper at the Maspeth Sanitation Department garage where he was based. The 43-year-old father of four was struck by the driver of another sweeper who did not see him. (Crowley)
Steven R. Trimboli Way (Queens)
Present name:Ketcham Street
Location:Between Elmhurst Avenue and Whitney Avenue
Honoree: Steven R. Trimboli (1918-2003), a Pearl Harbor survivor, was a leader of several Elmhurst civic organizations. He was also president of Italian Charities of America and was chairperson of the first Community Board in Corona-Elmhurst.
Sunnyside Garden Arena Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 45th Street and Queens Boulevard
Honoree: The Sunnyside Garden Arena was originally built as a tennis club by Jay Gould in the 1920s. The club was sold in 1945 and turned into an arena that staged boxing matches, as well as wrestling, roller derby and kick-boxing. Emile Griffith and Gerry Cooney are among the boxers that fought at the 2,000-seat arena, as well as the actor Tony Danza. The Sunnyside Arena was often used as a stepping stone by New York area fighters before they moved on to larger venues, such as Madison Square Garden. One of the biggest events held at the venue was a John F. Kennedy presidential rally in 1960. In addition, proms were held there and the movie Mr. Universe was filmed there. The arena was closed and demolished in 1977. (Van Bramer)
Sylvia Simowitz Way (Queens)
Present name:89th Road
Location:Between 130th Street and 132nd Street
Honoree: Sylvia Simowitz (1919-1998) worked for 32 years for the drug treatment organization now known as Samaritan Village. She joined it in 1966 as a volunteer assistant and eventually became its Executive Vice-President. During her tenure it grew from a storefront counseling center to a network of 13 locations providing services to 1,500 men and women. Its flagship facility is located at 130-15 89th Road.
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