NYC Honorary Street Names
Carmelo Tirone Way (Staten Island)
Location:Port Richmond Avenue at the north side of New Street
Honoree: Carmelo Tirone (1885-1975), born in Sicily, came to New York in 1916 to work with his brothers in a shoe repair shop at 19 Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. It later moved to a larger location at 164 Port Richmond Avenue where he started to supply uniform shoes to Catholic and Lutheran schools. Tirone’s Shoe Store remains and is the oldest business on the avenue.
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