NYC Honorary Street Names
"C" Honorary Streets: Staten Island
Caccese Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of West Buchanan Street and Lafayette Avenue
Honoree: Honors three generations of the Caccese family who have compiled a remarkable record of public service. Phillip Caccese came to Staten Island from Naples in 1910 and worked more than 40 years for the NYC Department of Marine and Aviation. He and his wife Josephine had seven children and numerous grandchildren, many of whom had careers in New York City agencies as well as serving in the Armed Forces.
Captain John R. Fischer Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of De Kay Street and Davis Avenue
Honoree: Fire Captain John R. Fischer (b. 1955) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Captain Michael Esposito Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Kensington Avenue
Location:Between McClean Avenue and Foch Avenue
Honoree: Fire Captain Michael Esposito (b. 1958) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Carl A. DiFranco Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Rensselaer Avenue
Location:Between Huguenot Avenue and Ellsworth
Honoree: Carl A. DiFranco (b. 1973) worked for Marsh & McLennan at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 [Spelled DeFranco in LL 20012/28 but DiFranco in 9/11 Memorial list]
Carl Allen Peralta Street (Staten Island)
Present name:Boylan Street
Location:Between Woodrow Road and Arthur Kill Road
Honoree: Carl Allen Peralta, born on August 9, 1964, was an employee of Cantor Fitzgerald. He was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Carlo Denino Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Hooker Place and Port Richmond Avenue
Honoree: Carlo Denino (1923-2001) and his family have owned and operated “Denino’s” at the corner of Hooker Place and Port Richmond Avenue since 1937. Over the years, Carlo hosted thousands of Staten Islanders at his restaurant. As a philanthropist, he sponsored many athletic teams for children, and donated significant amounts of time and money to local charities and causes.
Carmelo Tirone Way (Staten Island)
Location:Port Richmond Avenue at the north side of New Street
Honoree: Carmelo Tirone (1885-1975), born in Sicily, came to New York in 1916 to work with his brothers in a shoe repair shop at 19 Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. It later moved to a larger location at 164 Port Richmond Avenue where he started to supply uniform shoes to Catholic and Lutheran schools. Tirone’s Shoe Store remains and is the oldest business on the avenue.
Carmine Granito and William Smith Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Brighton Avenue sign at the intersection of Brighton Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
Honoree: Carmine Granito and William Smith were killed in combat on Okinawa during World War II. (Rose)
Carmine Narducci Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Maple Parkway and Walloon Avenue
Honoree: Carmine Narducci (d. 2009), a naval veteran of World War II, was an NYPD police officer for 27 years , assigned to Brooklyn and Manhattan. He was a founder of the Mariners Harbor VFW Post, which he served for 60 years.
Catherine Vanden-Heuvel Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Mountainview Avenue and Purdy Avenue
Honoree: Catherine Vanden-Heuvel (d. 2002) was active in many church and community organizations during her lifetime. She was a co-founder and president of the Mothers Club at St. Teresa’s Elementary School, coached girls’ basketball at St. Teresa’s and the CYO, and held vigil each week at the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at the Society of St. Paul’s Alba House.
Cespino – Russo Memorial Circle (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Sand Lane and Capodanno Boulevard
Honoree: A monument and plaque commemorate two servicemen who died in World War II. Gentile Cespino, a radar operator, died at 20 when his aircraft crashed on a test flight. Joseph Russo, after taking part in the Battle of Anzio and then the invasion of southern France, was killed in Nice, France. (RGPR)
Charles A. Langere Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Britton Avenue and Hay Street
Honoree: Charles A. Langere (1942-2007) served with the New York City Housing Authority Police Department, the U.S. Department of Defense as a Police Officer, and as a Court Security Guard with the U.S. Marshal Service. He was also a member of Staten Island Community Board 1 and Co-chair of its Youth Committee.
Charles A. Mauro, Jr. Place (Staten Island)
Present name:Katan Avenue
Location:Between Wainwright Avenue and Richmond Avenue
Honoree: Charles A. Mauro, Jr. (b. 1936) worked for Aon Corporation at the World Trade Center.. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Charles J. Gregorio, Sr. Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Davis Avenue and Forest Avenue
Honoree: Charles J. Gregorio, Sr. (1933-1998) went to work in the family business at the age of 12 and in 1964, took over the business known as Gregorio’s Florist. Charles J. Gregorio, Sr. and Gregorio’s Florist were pillars of the West Brighton community for over 60 years. The business is still active today, operated by the Gregorio family.
Cheryl White Place (Staten Island)
Location:The southeast corner of the intersection of Hill Street and Warren Street
Honoree: Cheryl White Quaye, 46, a Stapleton resident since 1978, died on June 20, 1997. Ms. Quaye coordinated the registration of Staten Island children and supervised their departures and return trips with the Fresh Air Fund.
Chief of Detectives William Allee Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Bascom Place and Collfield Avenue
Honoree: William Allee (1941-2018) was a member of the New York Police Department for 40 years. During that time, he rose through the ranks, eventually becoming Chief of Detectives. He was on duty during the 9/11 attacks and also oversaw the operations at both Ground Zero and the Staten Island Landfill. He died on May 24, 2018 as a result of 9/11 illness. (Matteo)
Christ Church Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southwest corner of Franklin Avenue and Fillmore Street
Honoree: The parish of Christ Church New Brighton was founded in 1849. The first Rector was the Rev. Pierre Paris Irving, a nephew of Washington Irving. Designed by Philadelphia architect Isaac Pursell, the present Christ Church building opened in 1904 and was consecrated in 1905.
Christopher Dylan Damiano Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Hartford Street and Nelson Avenue
Honoree: Christopher Dylan Damiano (2003-2006) was a playful and happy three year old. He died suddenly and accidentally in March 2006. His parents launched a national campaign to alert parents to the danger of having large objects sitting unsecured atop tables, bureaus and chests.
Christy Principale Place (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Bay 19th Street and Bath Avenue
Honoree: Christy Principale (1919-1991) was an inventor and designer of electrical devices. In 1958 he partnered with a friend to form Alarm Products Corporation. In 1966, the untimely death of his partner brought an end to Alarm Products and a beginning to Christy Industries, which moved to 1812 Bath Avenue in 1970.
Cira Marie Patti Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Seidman Avenue
Location:Between Oakdale Avenue and Sycamore Street
Honoree: Cira Marie Patti (b. 1961) worked for the firm of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Claudia A. Foster Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Wiman Avenue
Location:Between Hylan Boulevard and Sweetwater Avenue
Honoree: Claudia A. Foster (b. 1975) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September, 11 2001.
Clement A. Fumando Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Wenlock Street and Simonson Avenue
Honoree: Clement A. Fumando (b. 1942) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Clifford Holtermann Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the southwest corner of Arthur Kill Road and Miles Avenue
Honoree: Clifford E. Holtermann (1926-2018) was a lifelong Staten Islander. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 916, St. Andrewâ€™s Episcopal Church, and Historic Richmond Town. He worked his entire life at Holtermannâ€™s Bakery, founded by his grandfather in 1878. It is still in business today. Holtermannâ€™s Bakery was featured in â€śCooks Illustratedâ€ť for having the â€śBest Crumbsâ€ť and served as a backdrop for NBCâ€™s â€śThe Blacklistâ€ť and FXâ€™s â€śThe Americans.â€ť (Borelli)
Coach John Tobin Corner (Staten Island)
Location:At the northwest corner of Oakland Avenue and Nutly Place
Honoree: John Tobin (1938-20190 was an athlete, coach, and administrator, and one of the founders of modern interscholastic track on Staten Island. He was a Staten Island Sports Hall of Famer, Advance Service Award recipient, founding president of Board of Trustees of New World Prep Charter School. He was a high school principal, administrative superintendent, assistant to three Chancellors of the former New York City Board of Education and vice president of the Siemens Foundation. He coached cross country track and field at St. Peterâ€™s, Port Richmond and Tottenville where he led his teams to many championships. His Tottenville team of 1982 holds the record for scoring the most points in New York City PSAL outdoor track and field championships with over 240 points. He was active with Staten Island Track, Running and Community, a member of the Staten Island Catholic Regional strategic planning committee, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Gateway to Higher Education Program at CUNYâ€™s City College. (Rose)
Col. Robert Gould Shaw's Glory Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Davis Avenue
Location:Richmond Terrace and Henderson Avenue
Honoree: Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863) came with his family to Staten Island in about 1846 and settled in the area now known as Livingston. In the Civil War, he was Colonel of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers, the Union’s first black regiment. Under his leadership, the Regiment participated with distinction in the desperate attack on Fort Wagner, in which Shaw was mortally wounded. (RGPR)
Commissioner Richard J. Sheirer Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Laconia Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
Honoree: Richard J. Sheirer (1946-2012) was Director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In the wake of 9/11 he was responsible for coordinating the enormous rescue and clean-up efforts involving dozens of local, state and federal agencies.
Commodore John Barry Boulevard (Staten Island)
Present name:Front Street
Location:Thompson Street and Wave Street
Honoree: John Barry (1745-1803) is popularly regarded as the Father of the United States Navy. He commanded several Continental ships during the American Revolution. In the 1790s, he became the senior captain of the new United States Navy, receiving Commission Number One from George Washington and the courtesy title of Commodore.
Community Leader William L. Taitt Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the northeast corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Roff Street
Honoree: William L. Taitt (1947-2015) was a political consultant and community liaison for many local political leaders, including Michael McMahon and Howard Golden, the former borough president of Brooklyn, and for Democratic Staten Island Borough President Ralph Lamberti. He served in the Merchant Marines in 1965 and also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1971 earning the rank of sergeant. He was a member of Occupy the Block and Get Out the Vote and served as president of Citizens Organized for Political Empowerment. He was appointed as a full voting member of the HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council of New York which established over 300 community-based programs to care for those affected by AIDS and HIV infection. He also served on the Community Board 1 and did political commentary for the television show Live and Direct on Staten Island Cable. (Rose)
Connor and Breandan Moore Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Sand Lane and Father Capodanno Boulevard
Honoree: After their Staten Island home lost power during Superstorm Sandy, Glenda Moore attempted to drive her children, 2-year-old Breandon and 4-year-old Connor, to her sister’s house in Brooklyn. On the way, their SUV was swamped by a tidal surge. Although Ms. Moore and her children escaped the vehicle, the children were swept away by the wind and water. The overwhelming loss to a single family and the youth of the Moore brothers led to a public dialogue on evacuation efforts. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, among other advocates, used their compelling story to make the case for the aid package ultimately passed by Congress. (Matteo)
Corporal John C. Johnson, Sr. Road (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Curtis Avenue and Manor Road
Honoree: Corporal John C. Johnson, Sr. (1919-1999), a World War II veteran, was a dock builder for over 40 years including construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. He later became a member of the North Shore Democratic Club and the West Brighton chapter of the AARP.
Crossing Guard Doris Allen Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Castleton Avenue at the northeast corner of Broadway
Honoree: Doris Allen (1929-2007) became a school crossing guard in 1986 and was an active crossing guard until the age of 78. . She also loved to sing and was an original member of the Voices of Shiloh at Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church.
Crossing Guard Joan Rice Way (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the St. Paul’s Avenue street sign at the northeast corner of Cebra Avenue
Honoree: In 1968, Joan Rice (1921-2006) began her part-time job as a crossing guard in 1968. It became a 25-year labor of love for the children of Trinity Lutheran School. She was so well loved that in 1975, during a citywide layoff of all crossing guards, the community took up a collection to pay her salary. At the time, she was one of the only crossing guards on duty in the entire city.
Crossing Guard Phyliss Ann Pizzuto Corner (Staten Island)
Location:the southeast corner of the intersection of Henderson Avenue and Broadway
Honoree: Phyliss Ann Pizzuto (1946-2004) was born in West Brighton, graduated from Port Richmond High School, and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in West Brighton. She worked as a school crossing guard at PS 18 for 17 years.
Crossing Guard Susan Healy Way (Staten Island)
Location:North corner of Merry Mount Street and Klondike Avenue
Honoree: Susan Healy (1949-2010), a school crossing guard at Klondike Avenue and Merrymount Street, saved a toddler from a life threatening situation.
Curtis High School Association of Alumni & Friends (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Nicholas Street and St. Marks Place
Honoree: Curtis High School Association of Alumni & Friends provides ten annual scholarships and supports Curtis High School, its students and programs.
Custodian Engineer Martin T. Cavanagh Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Benziger Avenue and Daniel Low Terrace
Honoree: Martin T. Cavanagh (d.2008) worked as a custodial engineer and district plant manager with the Department of Education for 37 years. He was a devoted supporter of the ALS Association, rallying friends and family to raise tens of thousands of dollars to find a cure for ALS. He participated in many clinical trials to help combat ALS and was a pioneer who traveled internationally to undergo stem cell therapy.
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