NYC Honorary Street Names
"S" Honorary Streets: Staten Island
Sal Candrilli Place (Staten Island)
Present name:Joyce Street
Location:Between Naughton Avenue and Seaver Avenue
Honoree: Salvatore “Sal” Candrilli (b. 1923-1996), who worked for the Department of Parks for 35 years. had a parallel career as a volunteer with the Little League, beginning as a coach for the Island Chevies. He was later president of the S. I. Little League in Dongan Hills, for about 17 years. For another 13 years he was District Administrator for the National Little League, overseeing leagues on Staten Island and in Manhattan. He was a pioneer in creating night baseball on Staten Island and a girl’s softball program.
Sal Somma Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of New Dorp Lane and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: Sal Somma (1910-1993) was one of Staten Island’s sports heroes as the coach of New Dorp High School’s football team. He was the head coach and a teacher for 37 years. Under Coach Somma, New Dorp High School’s football team won six PSAL city titles. The Sal Somma Educational Center at New Dorp High School opened on September 19, 2009.
Salvatore LaMondola Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Greaves Avenue and Kensington Street
Honoree: Salvatore LaMondola (1930-2001) came to the US at the age of 25 with little or no command of the English language. He supported his family while putting himself through college and graduated with a degree in English. He devoted 25 years to teaching barbering and cosmetology to the orphaned, abused and forgotten youth at Mt. Loretto.
Salvatore T. Papasso Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Boulder street
Location:Between Castor Place and Woodrow Road
Honoree: Salvatore P. Papasso (b. 1967) worked for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at The World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Samuel A. Browne Way (Staten Island)
Location: Southeast corner of Fairview Avenue and Knox Place
Honoree: Samuel Browne (1873-1970) a veteran of the Spanish American War, bought a home in Castleton Corners for himself and his family. At that time, in 1924, Castleton Corners was an all-white neighborhood. When neighbors heard that an African-American family had moved into the area, they lobbied together to try and purchase the house to get the Browne family out of the neighborhood. When that failed, marches and demonstrations were organized outside their home. Rocks were thrown at the house, their lawn and hedges were destroyed, crosses were burnt on the lawn, and letters were sent to the house signed by the KKK. His children were verbally and physically abused while they attended PS 29. These acts of violence and abuse went on for over a year until a group of African-Americans banded together to form the Staten Island Chapter NAACP to help provide support and assistance for the Browne family. (Rose and Matteo)
Sandra Conaty Brace Way (Staten Island)
Location:the east corner of the intersection of Warren Street and Fulton Street
Honoree: Sandra Conaty Brace (b. 1940) worked for Risk Insurance Solutions at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Saxophonist Eric R. Dixon Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the southwest corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Osgood Avenue
Honoree: Eric Dixon (1930-1989) began playing the saxophone at the age of 12 and by the age of 15, he started playing professionally with Peter Lusetti. He served with the United States Army in 1951 and played with the 173rd Army Band at Fort Dix. After his discharge in 1953, he continued playing saxophone with Bugs Hunter, Benny Green, Steven Cooper and many others. He had a 32-year career with the Basie Orchestra where he arranged and composed as musical director. He was featured on the album, “The Legend, The Legacy, The Count Basie Orchestra.” (Rose)
School Safety Agent Sandra P. Cranford Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the southwest corner of Tompkins Avenue and Hill Street underneath the Hill Street sign
Honoree: Sandra P. Cranford (1935-2002) was actively involved in the PTA at PS 14 and later served as a School Security Agent for 29 years. Among her many volunteer activities, she was a member of the National Council of Negro Women where she served as a historian and on several dinner committees. In 2000, the National Council honored her with the Unsung Heroes Award. She volunteered in Junior High Schools for 6 years, the Stapleton Athletic League for over 15 years, the Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts for over 9 years, and regularly volunteered at church all of her life. (Rose)
Scott M. McGovern Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Hylan Boulevard and Sprague Avenue
Honoree: Scott M. McGovern (b. 1965) worked at Euro Brokers in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Seaman First Class Radioman Joseph Manna Park (Staten Island)
Location:Bounded by Forest Avenue, Meeker Avenue, and Goethals Road North.
Honoree: Manna was one of the first, if not the first, Navy man from Mariners Harbor to die in World War II. He enlisted in 1941, shortly after graduating from Port Richmond HS, and was assigned to the destroyer USS Duncan. On October 11, 1942, while off the Solomon slands, the Duncan encountered a Japanese force of heavy cruisers and destroyers. It sank at least three Japanese crusiers and four destroyers before taking heavy Japanese shelling. Manna remaied at his post on the bridge, radioing for help, until his station was destroyed by a Japanese shell. He was 18 years old.
Sergeant Gerald A. Johnson Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Floyd Street and Raymond Place
Honoree: Gerald A. Johnson (1921-2000) fought in WWII with the 9th Infantry Division in North Africa and Europe. He was awarded numerous medals and citations including French and Belgian medals for his part in capturing 67 Germans soldiers in Cherbourg.
SGT. Donald B. Geisler Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Lisbon Place and Lincoln Avenue
Honoree: Donald B. Geisler (1930-1951), a highly decorated Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War, was captured in November 1950 after his unit was overrun at the Pusan Reservoir in North Korea. He died in captivity at the Pyok Dang prisoner of war camp and was posthumously awarded the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Geisler was assigned to 1st Calvary Division, 8th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Battalion M Company. (Mateo)
Sgt. Doreen Scrimenti Place (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Kissel Avenue and Linden Street
Honoree: Sgt. Doreen Scrimenti (1964-1999) was a highly decorated police officer and an avid runner.. A native of New Brighton, she graduated from the Police Academy in 1988 and earned her Sergeant stripes in 1997. She was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 34.
Sgt. Kenneth C. Amatrudo Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Josephine Street and Manor Road
Honoree: Sgt. Kenneth C. Amatrudo (d. 1969) was a member of the Army National Guard went to the aid of an adult and four children whose boat had capsized in Arthur Kill. Due to the treacherous currents and darkness, he could not find his way back to shore and drowned while saving others.
Shawn E. Bowman, Jr. Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Morrison Avenue and North Burgher Avenue
Honoree: Shawn E. Bowman, Jr. (b. 1972) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
SI Borough President (1977-1984) Anthony R. Gaeta Place (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the Stewart Avenue sign at the Northeast corner of Victory Blvd
Honoree: Anthony R. Gaeta (1927-1988) was Borough President of Staten Island from 1977 to 1984. He had previously served on the New York City Council. During his service as Borough President, he was instrumental in establishing the Staten Island Greenbelt program.
Simeonette Mapes Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Forest Hill Road and Travis Avenue
Honoree: Simeonette Mapes (1982-2012) taught high school history at the School for Classics: An Academy of Thinkers, Writers and Performers in Brooklyn. She also ran the Girls Leadership Club and founded the school’s Fairy Godmother Project which provided prom dresses, accessories and cosmetoligists' services to children who could not afford to attend the prom. She also formed the Sunshine Committee which provided birthday and holiday gifts to co-workers and students who were not able to receive gifts from their families. She was a volunteer at the Fort Hamilton Church Group Society and the HeartShare Foundation where she offered her services to children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. After her death, a non-profit organization called Sissy’s Angels Inc. was founded to continue her work and has provided over 500 prom dresses for less fortunate students and also supplies toys to children at Staten Island Hospital’s pediatric unit. (Matteo)
Soccer Hall of Famer John “Jack” Hynes Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Tysens Lane and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: During World War II, John “Jack” Hynes was hit by shrapnel at the Battle of the Bulge. He underwent five operations and had no feeling in his left calf as a result of his injuries. Nevertheless, after the war, he resumed his soccer career. In 1956, he led the ASL in scoring and was named Most Valuable Player. After his soccer career ended, he joined the New York City Fire Department. He was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1977. (Oddo)
SSG Michael H. Ollis Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Burbank Avenue and South Railroad Avenue
Honoree: Michael H. Ollis enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Drum in Northern, New York in 2006. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan before being sent to Afghanistan again for his last tour of duty. He was killed in the line of duty when his squad came under insurgent fire in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan. (Oddo)
Staff Sgt. Henry Cichon and Cpl. Stanley Cichon Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southwest corner of Innis Street and John Street
Honoree: Staff Sgt. Henry Cichon was an Aerial Gunner on a B-24 during World War II. He was killed in the Dutch East Indies in a plane explosion on January 14, 1945. Cpl. Stanley Cichon, a Marine, was killed at Iwo Jima on February 25, 1945.
Stanley Jay Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the northeast corner of Forest Avenue and Oakland Avenue
Honoree: Stanley Jay (d. 2014), along with Harold “Hap” Kuffner, founded Mandolin Brothers in 1971. The firm supplied instruments to such musicians as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, The Edge (U2), and Paul Simon. It brought George Harrison to Staten Island to buy a pre-war National ukulele. Paul McCartney had his famous Hofner Violin Bass, the primary instrument he used with The Beatles, repaired there. In 1976 Joni Mitchell made a double purchase there. Returning to Manhattan on the Staten Island Ferry, she was inspired to write a song that begins “I went to Staten Island, Sharon, to buy myself a mandolin.” The song, on her 1976 album "Hejira," put Mandolin Brothers on the map. In 1980 Stanley Jay was a co-founder of Steinberger Sound Corp., makers of an all-graphite composite bass and guitar that became one of the most famous recording industry instruments of that decade. (Rose)
Staten Island Special Olympics Coach JoAnn Young Way (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Willowbrook Road and Crafton Avenue
Honoree: JoAnn Young (1950-2005) was a self-employed beautician. For 25 years she devoted herself to the Special Olympics with a concentration on swimming. She also coached basketball, softball, weightlifting and track and even traveled to Alaska as a hockey coach for the Special Olympics International Games.
Stephan Coronato Place (Staten Island)
Present name:Buffalo Street
Location:Between O’Gorman Avenue and Hooper Avenue
Honoree: Stephen Coronato (1962-1997) trained to be an electrician, but in his off-time, he enrolled in college and was the first member of his family to graduate. He was always the first to help his neighbors, especially the elderly and the home bound.
Stephanie McKenna Way (Staten Island)
Present name:North Railroad Avenue
Location:Between Old Town Road and Tacoma Street
Honoree: Stephanie McKenna (b. 1956) worked for Reinsurance Solutions at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Stephen “Snapper” Knapp Place (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of William Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: Stephen Arthur Knapp (b. 1945) was Chief Maintenance Supervisor for the Port Authority at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the first terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.
Steven Lauria Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Slosson Avenue and Martling Avenue
Honoree: Steven Lauria (b. 1951) worked at Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Steven M. Hagis Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Kramer Avenue
Location:Kramer Avenue at the intersection of Winant Avenue
Honoree: Steven M. Hagas (b. 1969) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Supreme Court Justice John Leone Way (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Richmond Terrace and Schuyler Street
Honoree: John Leone (1940-2001) served in the Criminal Courts from 1976 until his election to the Supreme Court in 1983. Judge Leone was in the Supreme Court, Richmond County, Civil Part from 1986. He participated as a judge in Moot Court competitions and in trial advocacy courses at Fordham University School of Law.
Supreme Court Justice Peter P. Cusick Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Schuyler Street and Richmond Terrace
Honoree: Justice Cusick (1930-2000) was elected Civil Court judge in 1981 He served until 1986, when he was assigned to Richmond County Supreme Court. In 1990, he was elected to the Supreme Court with backing from the Democratic, Republican, Liberal and Conservative parties. Justice Cusick was also an officer or director of several institutions and charitable organizations.
Susan Clancy Conlon Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Cornell Street and Decker Avenue
Honoree: Susan Clancy Conlon (b. 1960) worked for Bank of America at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Susan M. Bochino Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of Tysens Lane and Falcon Avenue
Honoree: Susan M. Bochino (b. 1965) worked for Aon Corporation at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September, 11 2001.
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