NYC Honorary Street Names
"H" Honorary Streets: Staten Island
Harry Taback Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Ashland Avenue and Parkwood Avenue
Honoree: Harry Taback (b. 1945) worked at Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack September 11, 2001.
Herbert Ellis Smith “Smitty” Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Rockland Avenue and Nevada Avenue
Honoree: Herbert Ellis Smith, a decorated naval veteran of the Vietnam War, began working for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in 1973. Over his 37-years career, he managed more than 85 New York City Parks and supervised over 800 employees. He was a first responder at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and joined the recovery effort as a heavy equipment operator. He was also a volunteer and supporter of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and several other charities. (Oddo)
Honorable Mario J. Esposito Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Schuyler Street and Stuyvesant Street
Honoree: Mario J. Esposito (1926-2001) served as County Clerk of Richmond County from 1982 until his death. During his tenure, he greatly modernized the Office of County Clerk where all documents related to real property, including deeds and mortgages are recorded.. He was also active in many civic, church and charitable organizations.
Hugh White Jr. Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Caswell Lane
Location:Between Felton Street and Elson Street
Honoree: Hugh White Jr. (1982-2006) worked as a private contractor for the Time Warner Cable Company. A graduate of the College of Staten Island and was planning to continue his education in Architectural Engineering. He loved music and children and was part of the disc jockey group called the Abstract DJ’s.
Huttner Pasqualini American Legion Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Jefferson Street
Location:between Cromwell Avenue and Garretson Avenue
Honoree: This designation honors men from Staten Island who served, and some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice, in World War II.
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