NYC Honorary Street Names
"V" Honorary Streets: Queens
VaSean Phillip Alleyne Memorial Avenue (Queens)
Present name:73rd Avenue
Location:Between 150th and 153rd Street
Honoree: VaSean Phillip (1992-2004) was a wonderful son with a smile that could illuminate the sky. One of his greatest joys was playing basketball one-on-one with his Mom and their weekly Wednesday night games. VaSean Phillip was tragically struck and killed by a drunk driver
Vera E. Thompson Way (Queens)
Location:At the southeast corner of 94th Street and Astoria Boulevard
Honoree: Vera E. Thompson (1927-2005) was a dedicated Funeral Director in East Elmhurst. She opened the Vera E. Thompson Funeral Home on January 26, 1955. She served her community for over 50 years while providing comfort to hundreds of familyâ€™s during their time of loss. Vera Thompson was the first African-American female Funeral Director in the history of Queens. She made her career in a then male-dominated industry, while raising five children. She was a devoted Catholic and a standing member of the St. Gabriel Catholic Church whose school was attended by her children. Her name and business graced Astoria Blvd. and 94th Street for five decades, during which she became a true pillar of her community. (Moya)
Vernon Cherry Way (Queens)
Location:Between 48th Street and 51st Street
Honoree: Firefighter Vernon Cherry, 49, was born and raised in Woodside. He had a distinguished 28-year career with the NYFD. He died on September 11, 2001, during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Veterans Memorial Boulevard (Queens)
Present name:Shore Boulevard
Location:Ditmars Boulevard to Astoria Park South
Honoree: This designation marked the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the Veterans Memorial Monument, erected in 1926 by the citizens of Astoria and Long Island City to honor American soldiers who died in World War I.
Veterans Memorial Plaza (Queens)
Location:Plaza Within Joe Sabba Park
Honoree: See Joe Sabba Park.
Veteran's Memorial Triangle (Queens)
Location:225th Street, 143rd Avenue and North Conduit Avenue
Honoree: This triangle is the site of a flagpole on which both the United States and the POW/MIA flags are flown year round. Here the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post holds memorial services on Veterans' Day and at the closing ceremonies of the Laurelton Annual Memorial Day Parade. The Memorial Day Ceremony has been held at this site since 1989.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Place (Queens)
Present name:136th Street
Location:Between the Horace Harding Expressway eastbound service road and 61st Road
Vietnam Veterans of America Lane (Queens)
Present name:76th Avenue
Location:Between Woodhaven Boulevard and 88th Street
Honoree: This designation honors the sacrifices of American Armed Forces personnel in the Vietnam War, of whom more than 50,000 never came home.
Vincent Cangelosi Memorial Way (Queens)
Location:At the intersection of 154th Street and 26th Avenue
Honoree: Vincent Cangelosi (1970-2001), a resident of Whitestone, Queens, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center where he was killed on 9/11. To honor him, residents and family members helped build a 9/11 Memorial Park by the Queens North Presbyterian Church and the St. Mel?s Church in Flushing. In addition to honoring heroes that passed away on September 11th, the park, which has a large plaque honoring Vincent Cangelosi, will also include a sustainable conservation learning center. (Vallone)
Vincent Cannariato Jr. Way (Queens)
Location: Intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street
Honoree: Vincent Cannariato Jr. (1966-2017) ran his family’s limousine company. He was very generous and gave back to his community in many ways. He was a member of the Broadway Merchants and Professionals Association and the Central Astoria Association. Through his business, he also donated to and was involved with a number of charities including Turn 2 Foundation, Dreams Come True, The Jorge Posada Foundation, the Friends of Governors Island, United Hospital Fund, Covenant House, Tabor House, City Harvest, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Christopher Ricardo Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Red Cross; and also was part of the 12 Step Program where he helped others in need. (Van Bramer)
Virginia Principe Playground (Queens)
Present name:Maurice Park
Location:Maurice Avenue, 54th Avenue, 63rd Street and the Long Island Expressway Service Road.
Honoree: Virginia Principe (1908-1996) was a community activist in Maspeth, especially involved with St. Stanislaus Parish, Community Board 9, and the Maurice Park Civic Association. (RGPR)
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