NYC Honorary Street Names
"M" Honorary Streets: Staten Island
Major Joseph R. Sciacca Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Fremont Avenue and North Railroad Avenue
Honoree: Joseph R. Sciacca (1917-2018) was born in Manhattan's Little Italy but moved as a child to Grant City on Staten Island, where he lived until his death at the age of 100. He attended P.S. 33, P.S. 41 and Tottenville H.S., and went on to New York Law School and Fordham University. After U. S. Army service in World War II, he worked for Buitoni Foods Corporation from 1947 until 1989, rising to the position of regional sales manager. He was also Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Athletic Commission from 1965 to 1975. Mr. Sciacca was president of the Staten Island Council of the Boy Scouts of America; was active in St. Christopher's R.C. Church, where he was an usher for more than 50 years and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also very active in the Knights of Columbus, Manresa Council, Richmond Memorial Hospital Association, Staten Island Cancer Society, and American Legion Post 316. He was on the Boards of Bayley Seton Hospital and of St. Elizabeth Ann Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was active in the Republican Party and held leadership positions including the Vice Chairmanship of the Richmond County Republican Committee from 1969 to 1972, and was a Delegate to the 1972 Republican National Convention. (Matteo)
Major Walter M. Murphy, Jr. Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the southwest corner of Windsor Road and Manor Road
Honoree: Walter M. Murphy, Jr. (1936-1968) was killed in action in Vietnam. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal. (Rose)
Manuel “Manny” DosSantos Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Mason Avenue and Greeley Avenue
Honoree: Manuel DosSantos (1946-2005) served as a childcare worker at the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin Mount Loretto, Staten Island for 10 years. Then, in 1981, he became a New York City Department of Education teacher. He spent his entire teaching career at Mount Loretto.
Margaret A. Alario Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Meisner Avenue
Location:Between Rockland Avenue and Lowell Street
Honoree: Margaret A. Alario (b. 1959) worked at Zurich American Insurance Co. in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack September 11, 2001.
Maria Y. Sollitto Boulevard (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Amboy Road and Tysens Lane
Honoree: Maria Sollitto (1951-2004) was dedicated to her family and also gave of her time to the S. I. Region of the American Cancer Society, the S.I. Federation of PTA’s, New Dorp H. S., her church and community. She was a tireless volunteer for the Make Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. She also worked as a paraprofessional in the city school system and taught religious instruction at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in New Dorp.
Marianne Simone Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:East Stroud Avenue
Location:Between Armstrong Avenue and Abingdon Avenue
Honoree: Marianne Simone (b. 1939) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Marie Lukas Drive (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Rockne Street and Nome Avenue
Honoree: Marie Lukas (b. 1969) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Marine Corps Boulevard (Staten Island)
Present name:Ontario Avenue
Location:Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road
Honoree: This designation honors the U. S. Marine Corps and the Staten Island Detachment, Number 246, of the Marine Corps League. The League participates in numerous community and charitable activities as well as providing services to active and retired marines.
Mario Nardone, Jr. Street (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Swinnerton Street and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: Mario Nardone, Jr. (b. 1969) worked at Euro Brokers, Inc. in the World Trade Center. Hew was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Mario R. Ariemma Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Buel Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: Mario R. Ariemma (1928-2017) started working on produce trucks while he was in high school and eventually acquired his own truck, delivering produce and eggs to customers. He later purchased an apple farm in Dongan Hills in 1956 and started a successful deli business in a one-story building at 1791 Hylan Boulevard. (Matteo)
Mark B. Herman Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Forest Avenue and Oxford Place under the Forest Avenue sign
Honoree: Mark Herman (1933-2016) led the progressive wing of the Democratic Party on Staten Island for 50 years and was one of the longest-serving members of a Democratic County Committee in NYS history. He was appointed a NYC Commissioner of Elections representing Staten Island in 2000, a post he held for several years. He also served the borough with his 23-year tenure on Community Board 1, including several terms as vice chairman. In addition, he was a manager for West Shore Little League; president of the Silver Lake Civic Association; a volunteer mediator/arbitrator with the NYS court system; and a docent at Fort Wadsworth. He participated in the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago and was a McGovern delegate at the 1972 convention in Miami. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked on Wall Street for 12 years and later became a branch manager for the former OTB, retiring in 1995. (Rose)
Mark Petrocelli Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Stecher Street
Location:Between Billou Street and Amboy Road
Honoree: Mark Petrocelli (b. 1972) worked for Carr Futures at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Martha Colella’s Way (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Reid and Parkinson Avenues
Honoree: Martha Colella (1966-2005) was a fifth grade teacher at P.S. 46 for nine years at P.S. 46 and previously taught at P.S. 54 in Brooklyn. While working full time as teacher, she was also very active in her community..
Martin Giovinazzo, Jr. Way (Staten Island)
Location:Sutheast corner of Lafayette Avenue and Cortelyou Place
Honoree: Martin Giovinazzo, Jr. (b. 1966) worked for Marsh & McLennan at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Martin J. Egan, Jr. Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Freeborn Street and Lincoln Avenue
Honoree: Fire Captain Martin J. Egan, Jr. (b. 1964) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Mary â€śMary Câ€ť Cali-Dalton Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Cedar Grove Avenue and Milbank Avenue
Honoree: Mary â€śMary Câ€ť Cali-Dalton (1953-2019), after graduating from Bishop Kearney H.S. in 1971, was for several years a singer in a band called "The Underground Railroad," performing Rock, Jazz and Disco in Brooklyn and Manhattan venues as well as for parties and weddings. In 2002, she moved to New Dorp Beach and instantly fell in love with the neighborhood. When New Dorp Beach was hit by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, although herself a victim of the storm, she worked tirelessly to make sure her neighbors and co-workers did not go without help. She set up clothing and food donations in Recreation Centers on the island and helped those who had lost their homes. Mary joined the NYC Parks and Recreation in 1999 as a WEP participant and is recognized as a true success story for the Parks Department. After rising through the ranks, she was Chief of Recreation for Staten Island from 2003 until 2019. Also, in 2006, she became Vice President of the Emerald Society and was the Society's President from 2009 until her passing in 2019. She had a hand in so many things in our community between the parks department and outreach for people struggling with addictions. Mary had struggled with alcohol addiction herself and was 20 years sober to the date of her death. (Matteo)
Mary Catherine Murphy Boffa Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Lamoka Avenue
Location:Between Cortelyou Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue
Honoree: Mary Catherine Murphy Boffa (b. 1956) worked at Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Mary Davies Drive (Staten Island)
Present name:Tennyson Drive
Location:Between Glover Street and Goodall Street
Honoree: Mary Davies (1926-2001) led the drive for implementation of the original South Richmond Plan, which called for control of wetlands and natural areas. When it was defeated in the early 1960s she helped found the Crescent Beach Civic Association. When the battle for a new South Richmond Plan came about she helped mobilize enough community support to have the plan adopted, thus saving the wetlands and open spaces from overdevelopment.
Mary Lou Langley Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Mobile Avenue
Location:Between Coverly Street and Dalton Avenue
Honoree: Mary Lou Langley (b. 1947) worked for Aon Corporation at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
MaryLou Cerqua Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Wiman Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: MaryLou Cerqua was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She was a Con Edison employee for 30 years and upon retiring moved to Staten Island where she was heavily involved in volunteer work at St. Clare Church, Seaside Wildlife Nature Park, Crescent Beach, and cleanups at local parks. She died on April 12, 1916. (Borelli)
Matthew Buono Memorial Drive (Staten Island)
Present name:Edgewater Street
Location:Hylan Boulevard and Clifton Avenue
Honoree: Matthew Buono (1942-1968) was one day short of his 25th birthday when he entered the United States Army. He arrived in Vietnam on December 4, 1967. Four months later he was killed by a mortar blast in Hue Denang. (RGPR)
Merchant Marine Memorial Plaza (Staten Island)
Location:The existing north shore esplanade walkway between Pier No. 1 and DOT Building No. 11 at the Saint George Ferry Terminal
Honoree: The Staten Island chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans has an existing memorial site on the esplanade at the former U.S. Coast Guard Base in St. George. It is dedicated to those who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during the Second World War and in particular to those who did not survive “The Battle of the Oceans” in which 6,834 Merchant Marines were killed, 11,000 wounded, 604 were taken prisoners of war and 61 died in prison camps.
Michael “Tiger” Heaney Street (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Jackson Street and Beach Street
Honoree: Michael “Tiger” Heaney (d. 2008) was a plumber with the City Department of Transportation working at Rikers Island and with the Staten Island Ferry system for 30 years. He was a coach in the S.I. slow pitch Softball League as well as a member of the S.I. Chapter of Vietnam Veterans.
Michael A. Primiano Way (Staten Island)
Present name:8th Street
Location:Between New Dorp Lane and Rose Avenue
Honoree: Michael A. Primiano (1940-1992) was the organizer, in 1975, of the New Dorp Central Civic Association. He was also a member of Community Board 2, the 122nd Police Precinct Council, the Principal’s Advisory Board at New Dorp High School, and the board of the Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum.
Michael Cocozza Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of St. Mary’s Avenue and Ormond Place
Honoree: Michael Cocozza (1947-2003), who served in Vietnam, was an important veterans’ advocate and political leader. He served as the vice president of the Richmond Country Democratic Organization and was also active in the Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Catholic War Veterans.
Michael DiRienzo Street (Staten Island)
Present name:Tudor Street
Location:Between Dewey Street and Nahant Street
Honoree: Michael DiRienzo (b. 1965) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Michael E. Beekman Way (Staten Island)
Present name:McClean Avenue
Location:Between Piave Avenue and Linwood Avenue
Honoree: Michael E. Beekman (b. 1961) worked at LaBranche & Co. in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Michael Herszdorfer Road (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lindenwood Road
Honoree: Michael (1991-2000) was a typical nine year old; involved with activities in and out of school at PS 8. He also participated in ice hockey with the S.I. Rangers and baseball at the local YMCA. His life was cut short by a brain aneurism.
Michael J. Supino Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Lamont Avenue at Marcy Avenue
Honoree: Michael J. Supino (1966-2004) was a tireless volunteer for the American Diabetes Association and other community causes. Whether it was manning the phones during pledge drives, helping at walk-a-thons or assisting at charity events, Michael could always be counted upon.
Michael Massaroli Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Winchester Avenue
Location:Between Hylan Boulevard and Tennyson Drive
Honoree: Michael Massaroli (b. 1963) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Michael Stabile Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Gladwin Street
Location:Between Englewood Avenue and Herrick Avenue
Honoree: Michael Stabile (b. 1951) worked for Carr Futures at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Michele B. Lanza Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Wood Avenue
Location:Between Amboy Road and Arthur Kill Road
Honoree: Michele B. Lanza (b. 1965) worked for Fiduciary Trust International at the World Trade Center.. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Michelle M. Henrique Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Pompey Avenue
Location:Between Rye Avenue and Petrus Avenue
Honoree: Michelle M. Henrique (b. 1974) worked for Fiduciary Trust International at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Midshipman Michael Ricciardi Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Livingston Street and Davis Avenue
Honoree: Michael was appointed to the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1987. He was a good student and becoming an outstanding football player when he was stricken in the fall of his sophomore year with Burkett’s Lymphoma. He died on August 23, 1989 at the age of 20.
Milton Gilberto Bustillo Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Collfield Avenue
Location:Between Westwood Avenue and Willowbrook Road
Honoree: Milton Gilberto Bustillo (b. 1963) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Monica Goldstein Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Slater Boulevard
Location:Between Hylan Boulevard and Laconia Avenue
Honoree: Monica Goldstein (b. 1976) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Monsignor Andrew F. Quinn Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Castleton Avenue and North Burgher Avenue
Honoree: Msgr. Andrew F. Quinn (1908-2003) was pastor of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in West Brighton from 1962 until he retired in 1983. He served on the Boards of the Staten Island chapter of the American Red Cross, and of St. Vincent’s Hospital in West Brighton and at St. Joseph by the Sea High School in Huguenot.
Monsignor James J. Dorney Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Carroll Place and St. Peter’s Place
Honoree: Monsignor James J. Dorney, born in the Bronx, was ordained a priest in 1958. He served in the Bronx and Manhattan before coming to Staten Island in 1976 as assistant pastor of St. Margaret Mary R.C. Church in Midland Beach. In 1983, he was assigned as pastor of St. Peter's where he served for the remainder of his life. He was elevated to monsignor in 1995 by Pope John Paul II. He served as chaplain to the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York Police Department, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus and the Richmond Division Holy Name Society. He was a trustee emeritus of Richmond University Medical Center and a board member emeritus of Project Hospitality. He also was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and an honorary member of the Notre Dame Club of Staten Island. He took part in the annual Unity Night service that brings together Staten Island's Christians, and he was there at most ecumenical and interfaith events. A strong supporter of the arts, he often invited music, drama and arts organizations to perform. Monsignor Dorney died in 2015 at the age of 83. (Rose)
Monsignor John T. Servodidio Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Tompkins Avenue and St. Mary’s Avenue
Honoree: Monsignor John T. Servodidio (1926-2009) was named Monsignor and appointed pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in 1983. He served on numerous boards and was the recipient of many honors including the Terence Cardinal Cooke Distinguished Priest Award.
Monsignor Paul M. Andrews Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Wellbrook Avenue and Holden Boulevard
Honoree: Monsignor Paul M. Andrews (1910-1993) was Pastor of St. Rita’s Parish from 1950 until his retirement in 1985. He raised funds to build a new school when St. Rita’s population surged, and completed construction on a new church building and rectory.
Monsignor Vincent Bartley Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the southeast corner of Clinton Avenue and Cassidy Place
Honoree: Monsignor Vincent Bartley (1933-2018) was a missionary in Nigeria immigrating to New York. As pastor at St. Paul’s R.C. Church in New Brighton, he oversaw the merger of St. Paul’s and Assumption churches in 2007, and was the spiritual leader of the youth group at Holy Child R.C. Church. As a member of the Inter-Religious Leadership and the Staten Island Immigrants’ Council he participated in rallies and vigils for immigrants’ rights , the lives of undocumented immigrants, and in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). He also advocated for continued Food Stamp/SNAP benefits for Staten Island’s hungry families, and assisted families struggling with substance abuse. (Rose)
Mother Franciska Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Columbia Avenue
Location:Between Chicago Avenue and the St. Joseph Hill Academy Campus
Honoree: Franciska Lechner, Mother Franciska (1833-1894) founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity in Vienna, Austria in 1868. The Congregation has an elementary school and high school on Staten Island.
Mr. Joe Marotta Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Victory Boulevard and St. Marks
Honoree: Joe Marotta (d. 2008) was a longtime memenber of Community Board 1, and its Chairman for eight years. While on the Board, he addressed such issues the redevelopment of the former Stapleton Home Port and the creation of the Special Hillside Preservation District.
Mrs. Rosemary Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of New Dorp Lane and Cloister Place
Honoree: Rosemary Cappozalo (1939-2009) taught dance to two generations of women on Staten Island and was the driving force behind the revival of the St. George Theatre. Six of her students went on to become Rockettes and others danced on Broadway. She purchased and restored the St. George Theatre through her not-for-profit Richmond Dance Ensemble. The theatre once hosted notables like Al Jolson, Kate Smith and Guy Lombardo. She donated tickets to the Seamen's Society for Children and Families and other organizations to ensure all Staten Islanders could be exposed to the arts. She also gave free dance instruction to underprivileged students, helped dancers get college scholarships, taught therapeutic dance classes for women recovering from cancer surgery and staged recitals to raise money for numerous charities. (Matteo)
Mt. Carmel Way (Staten Island)
Present name:White Plains Avenue
Location:Between St. Mary's Avenue and Amity Street
Honoree: This designation marked the 100th anniversary of The Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in 1903 as a self-help organization for immigrant Italians. Soon after, it erected a meeting hall on White Plains Avenue In 1937, Vito Russo, and 46 other members of the Society, built the shrine honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel, on Amity Street. Vito Russo maintained the shrine until his death in 1954.
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