NYC Honorary Street Names
Anthony J. Leone Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of 21st Street and 4th Avenue
Honoree: Anthony J. Leone (1940-2006), owner of a funeral home on 4th Avenue, never turned anyone away for lack of funds and would never accept any money for the funeral of a child.
Former P.O.W. Peter H. Leone Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of 7th Avenue and Poly Place
Honoree: Peter Harry Leone (1917-2004) was a bottom gunner on a B24 during World War II. He was shot down over Ploesti (Romania) and was a POW. After the war, he was instrumental in helping the exiled Princess Catherine of Romania, a friend to the American POW’s at Ploesti. In 1960 he turned a small pizzeria into a very popular Italian restaurant, Casa Bella. After selling the restaurant, he was a volunteer at the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital and was active in several veterans’ organizations.
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.
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