NYC Honorary Street Names
Plaza College Way (Queens)
Present name:37th Avenue
Location:Between 74th Street and 75th Street
Honoree: Plaza College, a private college founded in 1916 in Long Island City, moved to 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights in 1970. At the time of this designation, it was accredited as a junior college. Since, then, it has been authorized to grant bachelorís degrees in business administration and in patient information management.
Plaza Drive (Bronx)
Present name:Jerome Avenue
Location:Area of the street west of Keltch Memorial Park from Macombs Road to Marcy Place
Honoree: Named for the Plaza Packaging Corp., manufacturers of packaging for the fragrance, cosmetic, and health and beauty industries. At the time of this 1992 naming the company had recently expanded by more than 60,000 SF, demonstrating its long term commitment to the Bronx where more than 80% of its employees lived.
Plaza of Heroes (Queens)
Location:Intersection of Perry Avenue and 68th Street
Honoree: This designation honors the members of Squad 288, Hazmat 1, located at 56-29 68th Street in Queens. This unit was one of the first to respond to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11th. It is also the unit that suffered some of the greatest losses in the City. Eleven members of Hazmat 1 perished in the collapse of the Twin Towers.
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