NYC Honorary Street Names
Father Michael J. McGivney Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:86th Street
Location:Between 13th and 14th Avenues
Honoree: Father Michael McGivney (1852-1890) founded the Knights of Columbus, the Roman Catholic fraternal order that now has more than 1.8 million members. Ordained in 1877 Father McGivney served mainly poor, immigrant parishes in New Haven and Thomaston, Connecticut. There he saw the need for an organization that would strengthen religious faith and also help overwhelmed by illness or death of the breadwinner. The K. of C. was chartered by the Connecticut Legislature in 1882.
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