NYC Honorary Street Names

"S" Honorary Streets: The Bronx

Sandra Gresham Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Northwest corner of East 233rd Street and Murdock Avenue
Honoree: Sandra Gresham (1958-2017) was an educator who lovingly raised her own family of three children.  She found time and energy to teach and volunteer at the historic Little Red Schoolhouse, as well as coordinate its summer camp program.  The school cherished her for her advocacy and dedication. Even in her times of illness she spent half of her time helping her community and guiding health leaders and workers.  She maintained a positive outlook so strong, that she could overcome her own health issues and advocate for others through her work with the Children’s Defense Fund. She supported and guided her fellow patients at the dialysis clinic until the last days of her life.  She fought for civil rights and justice in her community and within the United States.  In partnership with 1199 SEIU and her husband, President George Gresham, she fought for healthcare for workers and acted as his unofficial and most-trusted advisor.   (King)
LL:2018/139
Sandra Tremble Way (Bronx)
Present name:Franklin Avenue
Location:Underneath the East 169th Street sign at the corner of Franklin Avenue, opposite 611 East 169th Street
Honoree: Sandra Tremble (dates ?) facilitated many annual events including the MLK Health Fair; the MLK Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair; the MLK Family Picnic; the Seniors' Thanksgiving Luncheon and Gift Presentation; the Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt; the Children’s Back to School Book Bag and Supplies Giveaway; and the Staff Christmas Party at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center.  She also facilitated many Community Board programs such as Church Outreach Incentives; Children’s Circle Programs; and Outreach to the Public School in the Community.  As an 199 SEIU Delegate, she served on the Jobs, Labor Management, Hearing and Appeals, BLHC Negotiating, MLK Negotiating, and Child Care Committees.  The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center holds an annual Sandra Tramble Day Health Fair in her honor. (Gibson)
LL:2018/139
Sergeant Jose Velez Avenue (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 156th Street and Courtlandt Avenue
Honoree: Sergeant Jose Velez (1970-2006), a truck driver, joined the Army Reserve in 2004. He was killed in the line of duty in Kirkuk, Iraq when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
LL:2011/03
Sergeant Keith A. Ferguson Way (Bronx)
Present name:Ely Avenue
Location:Between Hammersley Avenue and Adee Avenue
Honoree:  Keith A. Ferguson (1965-2004) served with the New York City Police Department for 17 years. He was on patrol in lower Manhattan as part of the NYPD anti-terrorism unit when he heard a foot patrol officer calling for assistance in chasing a suspect. While running to assist the officer in the chase, Sergeant Ferguson suffered a heart attack and died. In June 2005, he was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Purple Shield Medal (King)
LL:2014/34
Sgt. John McCormick Street (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Baldwin Street and Bradley Street
Honoree: John McCormick was killed in the line of duty on April 27, 1988 when he and four officers executed a search warrant for several pounds of cocaine in a suspect’s fourth floor apartment.  As the raid commenced, the officers broke through the front door and were confronted by the female suspect who had retrieved a 38-caliber revolver.  A struggle ensued for control of the weapon and the suspect, and two officers at the scene, all fired shots.  Sgt. McCormick, who was standing in the doorway, was fatally wounded by one of the shots fired by the officers. (Cohen)
LL:2018/139
Sgt. Paul J. Tuozzolo Way (Bronx)
Present name:Purdy Street
Location:Between Metropolitan Avenue and St. Raymond’s Avenue
Honoree: Paul Tuozzolo was a 19-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, assigned to the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx. Tuozzolo, 41, was killed in the line of duty in November 2016 while responding to a violent custody dispute. His killer, an ex-convict, had invaded the home of his estranged wife and was attempting to flee in his car when Tuozzolo and a partner approached. Tuozzolo saw that the man had a gun and warned his partner moments before he himself was shot. (Palma)
LL:2017/110
Sgt. Paul J. Tuozzolo Way (Bronx)
Present name:Bolton Avenue
Location:Between Story Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
Honoree: Paul Tuozzolo was a 19-year veteran with the New York City Police Department, assigned to the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx. Tuozzolo, 41, was killed in the line of duty in November 2016 while responding to a violent custody dispute. His killer, an ex-convict had invaded the home of his estarnged wife and was attempting to flee in his car when Tuozzolo and a partner approached. Tuozzolo saw that the man had a gun and warned his partner moments before he himself was shot. (Palma)
LL:2017/45
Sister Thomas, S.C Way (Bronx)
Present name:Southern Boulevard
Location:Between Longwood Avenue and Barretto Street
Honoree: Sister Miriam Thomas (1933-2014) joined the Sisters of Charity in 1951 and began teaching in Longwood’s Saint Athanasius Parish in 1967. In 1968, she co-founded the South East Bronx Community Organization which would later build a 105-unit affordable housing development. From 1972 to 2004 she worked as the administrator of the multi-service Simpson Street Development Association, an organization servicing the youth and families. She was also involved with the South East Bronx Community Association which helped rebuild residential parts of Hunts Point and Longwood which were devastated during the late 1960’s and 1970’s by arson (Arroyo)
LL:2014/34
St. Augustine Way (Bronx)
Present name:Franklin Avenue
Location:Third Avenue and East 168th Street
Honoree: The designation honers the 150th anniversary of St. Augustine Catholic Church, at 1183 Franklin Avenue, the oldest Catholic Church in the Bronx. It was built in 1849 by mostly German and Irish immigrants
LL:1999/60
St. Philip Neri Way (Bronx)
Present name:Villa Avenue
Location:Between Bedford Park Boulevard and East 204th Street
Honoree: Honors the Church of St. Philip Neri, founded in 1898, and the St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic School, opened in 1913.
LL:2013/50
Steve Mercado Stickball Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:Stickball Boulevard a/k/a Newman Avenue
Location:Between Randall Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
Honoree: Steve Mercado (b. 1963-2001) was one of 342 members of the FDNY who died on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. He was widely known for his efforts to promote stickball as a sport, establishing leagues in the Bronx and across the country. He also served on Community Board 9 and coached at the Bronx YMCA. =
LL:2002/ 19
Supervising Fire Dispatcher Dennis Patrick O’ Connell Place (Bronx)
Present name:East 180th Street
Location:Between Bronx Park Avenue and Devoe Avenue
Honoree: Dennis Patrick O’ Connell (1952-2008), at age 11 became president of FDNY Explorer Post 588 and rode with Engine 88 during the “Bronx is Burning Years.” In 1973, he joined the FDNY as a Fire Alarm Dispatcher and contributed to saving many lives over the next 37 years. He was also a bagpiper in the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drum Band and a Den Leader for Cub/Boy Scouts Troop 211.
LL:2009/92
Susan Caserta Playground (Bronx)
Present name:Odell Playground
Location:Playground adjacent to P.S. 106 and bounded by Purdy and Odell Streets and St. Raymond Avenue.
Honoree: Susan Caserta (nee Boyarsky), born in Manhattan in 1939, was the mother of three children who attended PS 106 and JHS 127 in the Bronx. She spent 20 years in service to these schools and the surrounding community. She was an active member and president of the P.S. 106 Parents Association; a Girl Scout leader; and coached and managed the Parkchester Little League girls' softball team. Ms. Caserta died of lung cancer in 1994.
LL:1996/95


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