NYC Honorary Street Names
"A" Honorary Streets: Staten Island
Adam P. Arias Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Forest Street
Location:Between Jones Street and Arlene Street
Honoree: Adam P. Arias (b. 1964) worked for Euro Brokers, Inc. at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Addison Branch Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the St. Paulís Avenue sign at the northeast corner of St. Paulís Avenue and Taxter Place
Honoree: Addison Branch, who died in 2012 at the age of 85, was an educator and administrator for the City Department of Education for more than 30 years. He was a founding member and former president of the Mud Lane Society for the Renaissance of Stapleton. The organization continues today restoring Victorian and historic homes, as well as small businesses. He was a member of the Stapleton Local Development Corporation, a life member of the NAACP, and on the board of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. (Rose)
Adele Sessa Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Detroit Avenue
Location:Between Arden Avenue and Carlton Boulevard
Honoree: Adele Sessa (b. 1965) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Adriana Scibetta Street (Staten Island)
Present name:Elmbank Street
Location:Between Arden Avenue and Harold Avenue
Honoree: Adriana Scibetta (b. 1970) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Alan Palumbo Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Amber Street and Andrews Street
Honoree: Alan Palumbo (b. 1959) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Albert Albanese Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Brabant Street Sign at the Northeast Corner of Union Avenue
Honoree: Albert Albanese (1928-2001), a Korean War Veteran, was active in St. Michaelís Church, the Democratic Party, the Mariners Harbor VFW, and the Mariners Harbor Civic Association. He was also a 4th degree knight in the Knights of Columbus with Christ The King Council. He managed the Council for 15 years.
Alfonso Ferrandino Court (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Cherrywood Court and Greaves Avenue
Honoree: Alfonso Ferrandino (1963-2004), who worked for Keyspan, was an enthusiastic supporter of Richmondtown, the Zoo, the Great Kills shore, the Little League and the schools his children attended. He was a neighborhood handyman to the senior citizens in his neighborhood and helped coach neighborhood teams.
Alfred J. Braca Way (Staten Island)
Location:The southeast corner of the intersection of Bard Avenue and Thames Avenue
Honoree: Alfred J. Braca (b. 1946) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Alice Austen Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Hylan Boulevard
Location:Bay Street and Edgewater Street
Honoree: Alice Austen (1866-1952) was one of Americaís first women photographers to record the people, places and events of her time. Her photographic plates were saved by the Staten Island Historical Society and her works are on display at the Alice Austen House, now a museum.
Alzheimerís Foundation Way (Staten Island)
Location:Post Avenue at the northeast corner of Driprock Street
Honoree: The Alzheimerís Foundation of Staten Island has been relocated to 789 Post Avenue where the Foundation can benefit from a greater public presence.
Amanda Sue Forsyth Gift of Life Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Brielle Avenue and Gansevoort Boulevard
Honoree: Amanda Forsyth (1990-2006) was killed when struck by a car leaving a sweet-sixteen party with friends. Her family donated her organs to help others and made life possible for seven people who were in need.
Angela Padavano Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Martin Avenue street sign at the southwest corner of Purdy Avenue
Honoree: Angela Padavano (1929-2006) helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity during four decades of philanthropy. She received many honors for her charity work including awards from the Staten Island Unit of the American Cancer Society, the Deborah League and the Staten Island Mental Health Society.
Angela Susan Scheinberg Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Ocean Terrance and Portsmouth Avenue
Honoree: Angela Susan Scheinberg (b. 1955) worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Angelina J. (Jean) Esposito Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Monroe Avenue at the southwest corner of Benziger Avenue
Honoree: Angelina J. (Jean) Esposito (1938-2008) in a 30-year career, taught kindergarten through second grade, as well as special education at several elementary schools. She was also a member of the American Committee on Italian Migration and on the Board of the Seton Hall Foundation for Learning.
Anne Marie Martino- Cramer Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Cary Avenue and Bement Avenue
Honoree: Ann Marie Martino-Cramer (b. 1964) worked for Fiduciary Trust in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Anne McGarvey Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Sampson Avenue
Location:Lamoka Avenue to Katan Avenue
Honoree: Anne McGarvey (d. 1998) was an advocate for senior citizens. Beginning in the 1970s, she worked with the Department for the Aging to open a series of Friendship Clubs for seniors that now span Staten Island. (RGPR)
Annette M. Battista Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Brook Avenue and Brook Avenue
Honoree: Annette M. Battista (1934-2018) was a dedicated supporter of the local Republican Party and became an administrative associate for the Board of Elections. She also had a regular movie review column in the Register, a weekly newspaper formerly published on Staten Island. She also volunteered and raised money for the St. George Theatre, the St. George Film Festival and the former Staten Island Council on the Arts and Humanities. In 1999, the Richmond County Young Republicans established an award in her name to be presented to a member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help the Party and its candidates. (Matteo)
Annie Beveridge Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Osborne Street and Woods of Arden Road
Honoree: Annie Beveridge (1959-2015), a life-long Staten Islander, taught science at PS 55 in Eltingville and Prall Intermediate School in West Brighton for 25 years. Prior to that, she was the general menagerie keeper at the Staten Island Zoo. She was the first woman accepted into the internship program at the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust in England, where she spent four months working with endangered species. In addition to her regular science teaching, she appeared on Regis and Kathie Lee. bringing several animals on the show. Following 9/11, she organized a class effort to support first responders by having children write morale boosting letters to the firemen, police and EMTís who were working at Ground Zero. (Borelli)
Anthony J. Crecca, Jr. Plaza (Staten Island)
Present name:New Dorp Plaza
Location:The street area between Beach Avenue and New Dorp Lane.
Honoree: Mr. Creecca, a lawyer and lifelong resident of New Dorp, entered the political arena in 1965. In 1971 he was elected a Staten Isand Civil Court judge. While serving as judge, he handed down a precedent-setting decision that led to the adoption of the "comparative negligence " doctrine in civil suits, The ruling eventually became law in NYS. He ran unsuccessfuly for office on the Republican ticket for judge of the State Supreme Court and for Staten Island District Atorney. He died in September 1991.
Anthony J. Moretti M.D. Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Burgher Avenue
Location:Between Laconia Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: Anthony J. Moretti (1960-2004) graduated from New Dorp High School and went on to earn his M.D the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad del Noreste, Mexico.
Anthony Manifold Way, WWII Hero, MIA (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Bradford Avenue and Foster Road
Honoree: Anthony Manifold (1916-1942) was a Gunner?s Mate, 3rd Class PO3 in the United States Naval Reserve. He was killed in the line of duty in World War II when the vessel he was serving on, the SS Louisiana was torpedoed off the coast of French Guiana by a Nazi submarine. He received the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart Medal, however his body was never found. (Matteo)
Anthony Tempesta Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Clarke Avenue
Location:Between Amber Street and Cotter Avenue
Honoree: Anthony Tempesta (b. 1963) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Architect Allen B. Terjesen Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard
Honoree: Allen B. Terjesen (d. 2013), a partner in the Manhattan firm of Holdern Yang Raemsch and Terjesen, received numerous architectural design awards. He served as president of the Staten Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and as Chairman of Community Board 2. In the 1980s, he was an assistant to former Borough President, Ralph J. Lamberti, overseeing urban design and planning, the first architect to serve in this capacity. He played an integral role in the construction of low-income affordable senior housing. He helped design the master plan for Teleport, a 100-acre business park with 700,000 square feet of office and specialty space. He oversaw construction of the College of Staten Island campus, then the largest in the city, and designed the first Mitchell-Lama project on Staten Island.(Rose)
Arielle Newman Run (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Royal Oak Road and Rice Avenue
Honoree: Arielle Newman (d. 2007) was a promising Notre Dame Academy senior who won numerous awards in her brief athletic career. She died from lethal amounts of methyl salicylate, the active ingredient found in common muscle rubs like BenGay. Her death brought attention to the dangers of excessive use of such products.
Art Hall Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the southeast corner of Myrtle Avenue and Clove Road
Honoree: Art Hall was a fixture of New York City's long distance running community. In the 1972 New York City Marathon, he placed fifth at 2:37:22, later moving up to fourth in 1973 (2:27:26) and again in 1974 (2:35:01). In 1975, he clocked a record 2:27:32 at the since-discontinued marathon at the Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelhia. By 1984, he joined the likes of Bobby Thomson and Olympian Abe Kiviat as a recipient of the Advance's Sports History Award. He was a long-time New York Road Runners board member, a founder of the North Shore Track Club, and is considered one of the greatest distance runners from Staten Island. (Rose)
Arthur F. Newcombe Sr. Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Henderson Avenue and Broadway
Honoree: Arthur F. Newcombe Sr. (d. 2009), a bus driver for the New York City Transit Authority, contributed to his community as a longtime volunteer at the West Brighton Youth Club, as a director of the West Brighton Community Center, and as a Richmond County Democratic committeeman.
Artie Evans Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue
Honoree: Artie Evans (d. 2003) was a retired high school teacher and a legendary athlete who competed in the 1960 United States Olympic Trials in track and field. He was a math teacher for over 35 years at Port Richmond High School.
Assemblywoman 1973 Ė 2000 Hon. Elizabeth A. Connelly Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Benedict Avenue sign at the southeast Corner of Manor Road
Honoree: Elizabeth A. Connelly (1928-2006) moved to Staten Island with her husband in 1954, and became active in local politics. She was first elected to the Assembly in 1973 and was re-elected 13 times. When she retired, she was the speaker pro tempore of the Assembly, the highest rank a woman had ever reached there.
Assistant Chief Gerard A. Barbara Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of the intersection of Martling Avenue and Slosson Avenue
Honoree: Assistant Chief Gerard A. Barbara of the NYFD (b. 1948) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Augustinian Academy Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Campus Road sign at the southwest corner of Howard Avenue
Honoree: Augustinian Academy, Staten Islandís first Catholic High School, was founded in 1899. The school closed in 1969 but its building operated as a retreat house until 1985. The structure was abandoned in 1989 and had to be demolished in 2006 due to years of disuse, vandalism and fire damage.
Azucena de la Torre Place (Staten Island)
Present name:Oliver Place
Location:Between Fieldstone Road and Commerce Street
Honoree: Azucena de la Torre (b. 1951) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September, 11 2001.
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