NYC Honorary Street Names
Osvaldo Vega Plaza (Manhattan)
Location:The intersection of East 106th Street and Third Avenue
Honoree: Osvaldo Vega (1921-1983) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he was in the same company as future President John. F. Kennedy. After his discharge, he met with a group of distinguished athletes concerned about the future of our children. They founded the Puerto Rican Hispanic Sports Council (PRHSC). Osvaldo Vega was its president for 30 years until his death.
Rafael Vega Way (Staten Island)
Location:Iintersection of Colon Avenue and Gurley Avenue
Honoree: Rafael Vega (1925-2010) was Assistant Principal of PS 1 in Brooklyn, wrote poetry and taught music history at Brooklyn College and Pace University. He was instrumental in securing the project that will turn the 217-acre Brookfield Landfill from an illegal dumping ground for hazardous waste into a park by 2017.
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