NYC Honorary Street Names
Abrian Gonzalez Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Dikeman Street
Location:Between Dwight Street and Richards Street
Honoree: Abrian Gonzalez (1985-2006) attended P.S. 15, as a youth. He inspired the other students to stay away from crime and drugs.
Phyllis Gonzalez Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the southwest corner of 29th Street and 9th Avenue
Honoree: Phyllis Gonzalez (1947-2012) was a long-time housing advocate in Chelsea. She was four-term president of the Elliott-Chelsea Houses. As a social worker for the Hudson Guild, she worked on moving residents from the Allerton and Martinique welfare hotels into the Elliott-Chelsea Houses. She fought hard to make sure the buildings got new closed circuit cameras during a spike of violent crimes. She was also on the Hudson Guild’s Neighborhood Advisory Council, a member of Community Board 4, and a member of the PTA at PS 33. She was instrumental in helping open the Chelsea Recreation Center and would often accompany residents to court and assist with translation. (Johnson)
SFC Luis M. Gonzalez Street (Queens)
Location:Intersection of 108th Street and 49th Avenue
Honoree: Luis Manuel Gonzalez (1982-2009) joined the Army in 2002. Assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division, he was killed in combat in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
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