NYC Honorary Street Names
Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Way (Queens)
Present name:71st Street
Location:Between Eliot Avenue on the north and the railroad on the south
Honoree: .Joseph Martin Sullivan (1930-2013) was an advocate for social justice who dedicated more than 50 years to improving the lives of New Yorkers in need. Ordained in 1956, he was appointed to Catholic Charities in 1959 and served as Executive Director from 1968 to 1979. During his tenure, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens became a nationally recognized provider of social services, with a network of over 160 programs and services throughout the two boroughs. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn in 1980 and was subsequently appointed Vicar for Human Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn. (Crowley)
Daniel J Sullivan Place (Bronx)
Present name:Rombouts Avenue
Location:Bounded by Co-op City Boulevard and Tillotson Avenue.
Honoree: Daniel J. Sullivan (1912-1995) served 36 years with the NYPD, retiring as a lieutenant in 1972. He lived in Co-op City, where he was one of its original shareholders. During the 1970s he was a member of the Riverbay Corporation Executive Board of Co-op City. He was also a founder of the volunteer security program in Building 24 and, with his wife, founded Building 24's volunteer gardening program.
Firefighter John P. Sullivan Way (Manhattan)
Location:At the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and 162nd Street
Honoree: John P. Sullivan, Jr. passed away at 52 in 2010 due to an illness related to his work at the World Trade Center following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Sullivan was for 27 years a member of Ladder Company 34 in Washington Heights. He served that community in other ways as well: for over 20 years he organized an annual dinner for senior citizens. On September 8, 2014, his was among 55 names listed on a Memorial Wall unveiled by the FDNY. (Levine)
James Conway Sullivan Boulevard (Queens)
Present name:Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Location:Between 102nd Street and Beach 105th Street
Honoree: James Conway Sullivan (1952-2001), a restaurant owner, was a prominent figure in the Republican Party and in his community until his untimely death on December 2, 2001. He was the founder and president Emeritus of the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade which has been renamed in his honor.
Lieutenant Patrick J. Sullivan Way (Bronx)
Present name:East Tremont Avenue
Location:Between Vyse Avenue and Daly Avenue
Honoree: Lieutenant Patrick J. Sullivan was in command of NYFD’s Engine 45 on 9/11. The NYFD determined that his death from leukemia in 2012 was caused by exposures during search and rescue and fire operations at Ground Zero.
Maxine Sullivan Way (Bronx)
Present name:Ritter Place
Location:Between Prospect Avenue and Union Avenue
Honoree: Maxine Sullivan (1911-1987) was a renowned jazz singer who performed in numerous venues in the United States and in Europe as well as in films and Broadway shows. In 1940 she and her husband, bassist John Kirby, became the first African-American jazz stars to have their own weekly radio series, “Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm” on NBC. In 1957, she took a break from her singing career. She became a nurse at the local school board and, in 1970, founded a non-profit educational organization called, “The House that Jazz Built”. It offered space to musicians and local art groups and provided musical training for children, workshops and concerts. She eventually resumed her musical career, receiving a Tony award nomination for her performance in the musical, “My Old Friends” in 1979 and three Grammy Award nominations in the 1980s. (Gibson)
Patrick Sullivan 9-11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Northwest corner of 79th Street and 4th Avenue
Honoree: Patrick Sullivan, a lifelong resident of BKooklyn, was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Timothy R. Sullivan Square (Bronx)
Location:Intersection of West 231st Street and Kingsbridge Avenue
Honoree: Timothy R. Sullivan, a community activist in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, organized many tenant and block associations. His expertise in the field of housing enabled him to help thousands of people over a period of 20 years. He taught himself Spanish so that he could help Spanish-speaking people who moved into the community. In addition to work in tenants' rights, he was a member of Community Board 8 and served on the board of the Riverdale Mental Health Association. He died on September 8, 1989.
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