NYC Honorary Street Names

"O" Honorary Streets: Staten Island

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Officer Donald A. Foreman Way (Staten Island)
Present name:none
Location:Southeast corner of Monroe Avenue and Victory Boulevard
Honoree: Donald A. Foreman (b. 1948) was a Port Authority Police Officer at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Officer Thomas Choi Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Major Avenue and Lily Pond Road
Honoree: Thomas Choi (d. 2014) was a Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority police officer who died after being struck by a driver on October 20, 2013 and being in a coma for over a year. Officer Choi was honored 2006 for his handling of an incident in which he apprehended a driver whose license had expired 179 times and tried to flee. At the time of the accident that led to his death, he was working in a protected zone but the vehicle drove through the demarcation barrels. Choi, who was 62 at his death, was the first officer in the 81-year history of the TBTA to die in the line of duty. The TBTA Police Department has committed itself, since then, to a safety program to prevent future incidents of this nature. (Matteo)
Olympic Silver Medalist Abel Kiviat Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Oxford Place and Forest Avenue
Honoree: Abel Kiviat (1892-1991) was a former world-record holder in the 1,500-meter run and a silver medalist in the 1912 Olympics. At his death, at 99, he was the oldest living American Olympian. Raised on Staten Island, he was citywide half-mile and mile champion in track while at Curtis High School. In the next few years, he set three world records outdoors and six indoors, and won nine United States titles. He entered the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm as the world-record holder and favorite in the 1,500 meters. During the race, he led until the last 8 meters, when Arnold Strode Jackson of Britain ran by and just beat him. After his running career, he worked as a deputy clerk for the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. In 1984, he participated in the Olympic torch relay from the United Nations Secretariat in Manhattan to Los Angeles. In 1985, Abel Kiviat was voted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. (Rose)

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