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"J" Honorary Streets: Staten Island

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James (Jimmy) Carsten Road (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:On the Corner of Beach Road and Hillcrest Street
Honoree: James Carsten (1971-1993) had a typical Staten Island childhood. He was a delivery boy for the Advance, played Little League for a Great Kills team and was a Boy Scout. Shortly after graduating Tottenville High School and while attending Staten Island College, he died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
LL:2006/50
James “Pop” Colon Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of King Street and Osborne Avenue
Honoree: James Colon was a Korean War veteran who served in the United States Navy from 1951-1954. He was a decorated member of the FDNY for more than 30 years, completing his career as a Fire Marshal.
LL:2008/64
James “Skippy” Prior Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Whitewood Avenue and Hart Avenue
Honoree: James “Skippy” Prior (d. 2008) a retired NYPD detective, went on to serve as Inspector General for the NYS Division of Probation and Director of Investigations for the NYC Department of Corrections. He also served as president of the Richmond County Democratic Organization.
LL:2009/46
James J. Keeley Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of School Road at the east side of Bay Street
Honoree: Introduced by Council Member McMahon James J. Keeley (d. 2007) a World War II veteran who worked for the Sanitation Department for 32 years. After his retirement, he was a leader in the Labetti American Legion Post, the Staats American Legion Post, and civic organizations, as a member of the Community Board, Board of Elections and Richmond County Democratic Committee.
LL:2008/48
James Lane III Way (Staten Island)
Present name:none
Location:Southeast corner of Potter Avenue and Fairview Avenue
Honoree: James Lane III (b. 1994) died of a brain tumor at 8 years of age on July 2, 2002.
LL:2004/08
James Patrick Ladley Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of Forest Avenue and Van Name Avenue
Honoree: James Patrick Ladley (b. 1959) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/15
James Russo Place (Staten Island)
Present name:Amity Street
Location:Between White Plains Avenue and Fletcher Street
Honoree: James Russo (1915-1995) was a D-Day veteran of World War II and a maintenance worker at Seaview Hospital. He was the son of Vito Russo, who had helped build Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto on Amity Street and who maintained the shrine on a daily basis. In 1955, after his father's death, James Russo took on the responsibility for maintaining the grotto, which he did every day until his own death in 1995.
LL:2003/14
Jane Ellen Baeszler Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of Gregg Place and Walbrooke Avenue
Honoree: Jane Ellen Baeszler (b. 1958) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September, 11 2001.
LL:2003/06
Jason DeFazio Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Matthews Avenue
Honoree: Jason DeFazio (b. 1972) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/28
Jeannine LaVerde Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Gower Street
Location:Between Queen Street and Harold Street
Honoree: Jeannine LaVerde (b. 1965) worked for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
LL:2002/28
Jennifer Lynn Tzemis Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of Escanaba Avenue and Lamoka Avenue
Honoree: Jennifer Lynn Tzemis (b. 1974) worked for Fred Alger Management in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/62
Jennifer M. Parisi Place “Beloved Daughter” (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Northwest corner of Crown Avenue and Evans Street
Honoree: Jennifer Parisi (1974-2000) the beloved daughter of Cookie and Sal Parisi, was a preschool teacher at Babes in Toyland in Staten Island. Jennifer died as a result of a very rare, congenital heart disease. She went to sleep one night and did not wake up.
LL:2005/131
Jimmy O’ Hanlon Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Harvest Avenue and North Burgher Avenue
Honoree: Jimmy O’ Hanlon (1949-2006) was a former Marine and Port Authority Police Officer who was a member of Team Romeo at Ground Zero rescue and recovery operations. He also volunteered for local political organizations and charities.
LL:2009/46
Jimmy Zappalorti Lane (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Androvette Street and Kreischer Street
Honoree: Jimmy Zappalorti (1945-1990) served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1965 as a naval officer aboard the U.S.S. Henrico. He received an honorable discharge following a nervous breakdown stemming from an incident in which he and his boyfriend were jumped. His boyfriend was killed in the incident. He was often a target of violence due to the fact that he was gay and had mental illness. He was murdered by two of his neighbors which was recognized as the first anti-gay hate crime in New York City. Ten year later, Governor Pataki signed into law the “Hate Crimes Bill.” Mr. Zappalorti's name and murder were cited during the bill signing ceremony. A health support group was established by the New York's LGBT community called the Zappalorti Society (Ignizio)
LL:2015/15
Joann Smith Tabeek Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Cedar Grove Avenue
Location:Between Garibaldi Avenue and Marine Way
Honoree: Joann Smith Tabeek (b. 1960) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/06
Joanne K. Caputo Court (Staten Island)
Present name:none
Location:Southeast corner of Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street
Honoree: Native Staten Islander Joanne Caputo (1953-2004) of New Brighton, died in St. Vincent’s Hospital after a three year battle with breast cancer. A former keypunch operator and bookkeeper, she served as secretary of Cottage Hill Neighborhood Corp for four years and three years as treasurer. From 1994 to 1998 she was a team chaperone for her two daughters’ softball team, escorting the Phoenix Fast Pitch team to visits around the country.
LL:2004/63
Joe Doyle Circle (Staten Island)
Present name:Luna Circle
Location:In its entirety
Honoree: Joe Doyle (b. 1976) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/06
Joe Manfredi Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and New Dorp Lane
Honoree: Joe Manfredi (1938-2015) came from Italy in 1952 and worked as a mechanic at Safe Rambler Motors in Brooklyn while attending night classes in automatic transmission repair. He later purchased Safe Rambler Motors and transformed it into Safe Toyota, the first Toyota dealership in New York. Among numerous charities he supported, he was on the Board of the Maimonides Hospital and was a founding member of the Italian American Federation, which helps immigrants adjust to life in America. He was also the founder and president of the Mola Sports Club and a board member of the the US Soccer Federation. He served as president of the Italian-American Soccer League and the National Champion Brooklyn Italian Soccer team. In 1988, he acquired the Staten Island Vipers soccer franchise. (Matteo)
LL:2016/92
John “Jack” P. Meade Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Hawthorne Avenue and Watchogue Road
Honoree: John “Jack” P. Meade (1942-2010) received the Hero Award from the NYC Department of Buildings for his role in the World Trade Center Rescue Recovery Operation. He was a leader in organizations dedicated preserving Irish culture.
LL:2011/03
John A. Nappi Flag Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of Forest Avenue and Burnside Avenue
Honoree: John A. Nappi (1924-2008), known as the “flag man” was a World War II Navy veteran and a strong supporter of Staten Island veterans organizations. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, the North Shore Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Catholic War Vets, Naval Enlisted Reserve Association and the Elks Lodge.
LL:2009/46
John Capitano Place (Staten Island)
Present name:none
Location:Intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Mallory Avenue
Honoree: John Capitano (1944-2004) was a Staten Island native. After graduating from Georgetown University, he entered the Pallotine Seminary and earned a Masters Degree in Theology. He then left the Order and married. Returning to Staten Island, he began a career with the NYS Department of Labor in Manhattan. He was transferred to the Staten Island office and worked his way up the ladder from claims examiner to manager.
LL:2004/63
John Connelly Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of Oakland Avenue and Forest Avenue
Honoree: John Connelly (b. 1954) worked for Euro Brokers at ther World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/15
John Crispino Way (Staten Island)
Present name:none
Location:Northwest corner of Tompkins Avenue and St. Mary's Avenue
Honoree: John Crispino (1941-1984) led a group of neighbors in founding “Rosebank Youth and Parents” and served as its first president. When a teenager was in trouble John would get them into counseling or get them a job. When a friend was concerned over the possibility of his son losing his vision, John did research and provided the parents with the name of a doctor who specialized in the child’s problem. The child’s vision was saved. Even in death John Crispino continued to help people as an organ donor.
LL:2004/63
John Di Fato Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:none
Location:Intersection of Foster Road and Ramona Avenue
Honoree: John Di Fato (b. 1962) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/34
John J. Badagliacca Place (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:The northeast corner of the intersection of Renee Place and Hellman Avenue
Honoree: John J. Badagliacca (b. 1960) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/06
John J. Bruno Way (Staten Island)
Present name:none
Location:Southeast corner of Castleton Avenue and Bodine Street
Honoree: John J. Bruno, Sr.(1908-2003) was an employee of the Staten Island Advance for nearly 80 years. He was also a strong supporter of his church and of Catholic education. He established a scholarship fund that has benefited numerous students at Mt. Carmel+St. Benedicta School in West Brighton.
LL:2004/08
John M. D’Amato Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Cromwell Avenue and Richmond Road
Honoree: Attorney John M. D’Amato (1955-2007 spearheaded a lawsuit against the alleged Saudi Arabian financiers of the 9/11 attacks and won a landmark $75 million national settlement from the makers of OxyContin. He was a key player in New York City’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics
LL:2011/03
Johnny Maestro Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Mason Avenue
Location:Between Midland Avenue and Lincoln Avenue
Honoree: Johnny Maestro (1939-2010) began his singing career with the Crests, one of the first interracial groups of the recording industry, recording rock’ n’ roll hits such as Sixteen Candles.
LL:2011/03
Jonathan M. Acierno Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Overlook Terrace and Windermere Road
Honoree: Jonathan M. Acierno (1980-2010) a 2002 graduate of Wagner College, was a leader in numerous charitable and health-related organizations. He also established the Disability Office for students at Wagner College..
LL:2012/14
Jose (Joey) Manuel Pellot Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Underneath the Bement Avenue sign at the southeast Corner of Henderson Avenue
Honoree: Jose (Joey) Manuel Pellot (1973-1999) had many talents including poetry, music and photography. He was an art major at SUNY Purchase and also competed in skateboarding and snowboarding. competitions.
LL:2006/50
Joseph “Joe T” Trimarche Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Vera Street
Location:Between Naughton Avenue and Seaver Avenue
Honoree: Joseph Trimarche (1927-2007) was a coach, umpire and board member of the Staten Island Little League. He took tremendous pride in keeping the fields in the best possible condition and held the position of Head Groundskeeper for thirty years.
LL:2008/48
Joseph “Joe” Grillo Lane (Staten Island)
Present name:Strawberry Lane
Location:In its entirety
Honoree: Joseph Grillo (b. 1955) worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/06
Joseph A. Ianelli Road (Staten Island)
Present name:Annadale Road
Location:Between Rye Avenue and Arden Avenue
Honoree: Joseph A. Ianelli (b. 1973) worked for Marsh & McLennan at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/06
Joseph Anthony DeMeo Lane (Staten Island)
Present name:8th Street
Location:Between Rose Avenue and Ross Avenue
Honoree: Anthony DeMeo tragically died at the age of 8 on March 19, 2005. Anthony’s death led to greater review of household appliance safety.
LL:2008/48
Joseph Baragozza Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Abingdon Avenue at the Northeast Corner of Augusta Avenue
Honoree: A native Staten Islander, Joseph Baragozza (1973-2003) was a graduate of the College of Staten Island. He was the founder of the fraternity Sigma Upsilon.
LL:2006/50
Joseph DeNicola Lane (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Nedra Lane and Arden Avenue
Honoree:  Joseph DeNicola (2007-2014) had severe allergies to several foods as well as severe asthma. He required a Health Para at school and often used a Nebulizer during attacks. On Halloween night in 2014, he had a severe allergic reaction to something and went into anaphylactic shock which led to cardiac arrest. He died four days later. Joseph?s father decided to donate Joseph?s organs which benefited four other people and also donated Joseph?s tissue to improve the lives of as many as fifty people. One week before his death, Governor Cuomo signed a measure expanding access to EpiPens which schools will now keep on hand and will authorize teachers trained in their use to administer them to students even if the student doesn?t have a prescription. (Matteo)
LL:L.L. 2016/23
Joseph Di Pilato Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Laredo Avenue
Location:Between Wainwright Avenue and Richmond Avenue
Honoree: Joseph Di Pilato, 57, was an electrician for the Petrocelli Electric Company at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/28
Joseph G. Visciano Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Rustic Place
Location:Between Hillside Terrace and Midland Road
Honoree: Joseph G. Visciano (b. 1962) worked for the firm of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
LL:2002/28
Joseph Mandarino Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of Ausable Avenue and Conyingham Avenue
Honoree: Joseph Mandarino (d. 2003), founder and owner of North American Data Forms, was instrumental in raising funds to bring people who had been maimed by land mines, or had limbs hacked off by rebels, to Staten Island for treatment and to provide them with prosthetics.
LL:2012/14
Joseph N. Esposito “Lighthouse Joe” Corner (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Husson Street and Buel Avenue
Honoree: Joseph N. Esposito volunteered as Keeper of the Staten Island Lighthouse from 1992 to 2001. He had a key role in saving the Romer Shoals Lighthouse from destruction and helped restore the Fort Wadsworth Lighthouse. He was also instrumental in bringing the National Lighthouse Museum to Staten Island. He built scale models of Staten Island’ lighthouses which are on display at Fort Wadsworth and Miller Field and will eventually be placed in the National Lighthouse Museum section dedicated to him. (Oddo)
LL:2013/131
Joseph Plumitallo Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Justine Avenue
Location:Between Hylan Boulevard and Durrant Avenue
Honoree: Joseph Plumitallo (b. 1956) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
LL:2002/28
Joseph Reina, Jr. Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Salamander Court
Location:Between Veterans Road East and Clay Pit Road
Honoree: Joseph Reina, Jr. (b. 1969) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
LL:2002/28
Joseph Russo Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of Clove Road and Cary Avenue underneath the Cary Avenue street sign
Honoree: Joseph Russo (d. 2014) was born and raised in Spinoso, Italy, where he studied to be a mechanic. He immigrated to the United States in 1961 and by 1971 was able to open the first of many businesses. These including a used car lot in the late 1970s; a pizzeria and ice cream shop in 1981; a Hertz Penske Truck franchise and a limousine company in the 1980s; and an Italian restaurant in 1997. As a successful entrepreneur, he contributed generously to community causes. Notably, he donated $10,000 to Food for Guns, to be used for supermarket gift certificates in the effort to buy back guns and get them off the streets. He worked with the 120th Precinct Community Council for Children’s Christmas, and donated 1,000 pounds of pasta to Project Hospitality. For his support of these and other charitable groups, he received numerous awards and letters of commendation from civic organizations and public officials. (Rose)
LL:2016/92
Julius J. Deak Corner (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Northwest corner of Knesel Street and Rossville Avenue
Honoree: Julius J. Deak was a community leader in Rossville. He had started caddying at the South Shore Golf Course in 1936 and worked his way up to starter, a post he held until the golf course was sold to the city in 1966. Mr. Deak later worked in maintenance for the S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. and then for the Transit Authority, from which he retired in 1985. He was also appointed a wrestling judge for the New York State Athletic Commission. Mr. Deak died in 1993 at the age of 75.
LL:1993/81


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