NYC Honorary Street Names

Capuchina

Via Capuchina (Brooklyn)
Present name:Jerome Street
Location:Between Liberty and Atlantic Avenues.
Honoree: St. Michael's Church was established in 1860. German Capuchins took responsibility for the parish in 1897. They built schools in East New York including St. Michael's GrammarSchool. They also aided the Nehemiah housing program, cooperated in ecumenical programs with the organization known as the East Brooklyn Congregations, and sponsored programs such as athletics, drug treatment, and a food pantry. This naming honored the 100th anniversary of the Capuchins at St. Michael's.
LL:1997/26


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