NYC Honorary Street Names
John J. Bruno Way (Staten Island)
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.
Nick Bruno Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Maple Parkway
Location:Between Walloon Street and Netherlands Avenue
Honoree: Nick Bruno (1940-2000) attended P.S. 44 and was both a baseball and a basketball star at Port Richmond High School. He attended Iowa State on a football scholarship but left to play minor league baseball in the San Francisco Giants’ farm system. In 1963 he returned Public School 44 where he would teach for 32 years. He ran after school sports programs for the community’s young people for many years.
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