NYC Honorary Street Names

"P" Honorary Streets: Brooklyn

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P.O Moira Smith Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:74th Street
Location:Between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
Honoree: Police Officer Moira Smith (b. 1963) was killed during rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
P.O. Chris Hoban Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:71st St
Location:Bounded by Narrows Ave and Shore Rd
Honoree: Chris Hoban (1962-1988) joined the NYPD in 1984 and received four commendations in 4 years of service. In October 1988 he was assigned as an underover officer to Manhattan's Midtown Norh Narcotics Division. Later that month, while he and a partner were attempting to apprehend an armed drug dealer, he was shot and killed. He was 26 years old.
P.O. David A. Regan Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:NE corner of Bay 22nd Street and Bath Avenue
Honoree: David A. Regan (1972-2000) was a paramedic and volunteer firefighter for the Garden City Fire Department, where he asked to wear the same shield number as his late grandfather He was appointed to the NYPD in 1998 and assigned to the 62nd Precinct. He was killed when his vehicle was struck while responding to a police call for shots fired.
P.O. Kenneth Hansen Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Coney Island Avenue
Location:Gravesend Neck Road and Avenue W
Honoree: Police Officer Hansen (d. 1991) assigned to the NYPD Harbor Unit, died in a training accident at the age of 26. Only the day before his death, he had saved a parachutist, two kayakers and boaters from an overturned sailboat.
P.O. Nicholas Panico and P.O. Robert Byrnes Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:On the southwest corner of West 25th Street and Surf Avenue
Honoree: Police Officers Nicholas Panico and Robert Byrnes were assigned to the Coney Island summer detail. Both men were killed in the line of duty while patrolling the boardwalk. They were shot from behind by a man who was on a shooting spree.
P.O. Raymond Cannon, Jr. Street (Brooklyn)
Present name:East 98th Street
Location:Between Foster Avenue and Farragut Road
Honoree: Police Officer Raymond Cannon, Jr. (1968-1994) was killed in the line of duty when he responded to a call at Frenchie’s Bike Shop to investigate a suspicious person.
P.O. William Rivera Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:6th Avenue
Location:From Bergen Street to Dean Street
Honoree: Police Officer William Rivera served in the 78th Precinct for his entire career of over ten years working on assignments included patrol, street narcotics and anti-crime. During that time he made 260 arrests and received six citations for outstanding police work. He was killed in the line of duty on October 2, 2004..
Padre Pio Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:North 8th Street
Location:Meeker Avenue and Havemeyer Street
Honoree: Padre Pio, born Francis Forgione in 1887, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1999, the last step prior to declaration of sainthood. In 1912, during a visit home to recuperate from tuberculosis, it is widely believed he received the stigmata, the wounds of Christ. In 1915 they occurred again and became permanent. He died on September 23, 1968, soon after the celebration of the 50th anniversary of his stigmata.
Pamela J. Boyce 9-11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of 90th Street and Ft. Hamilton Pkwy
Honoree: Pamela J. Boyce (b. 1958), who worked at Carr Futures, was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
Pastor Agustín Quiles Jr. Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of West 21st Street and Mermaid Avenue
Honoree: Pastor Agustin Quiles Jr., (1947-2017) was affectionately known as the “Pastor of Coney Island.” Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he graduated from Manhattan's Seward Park High School and then the International Bible Institute. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree and two Doctoral degrees. Ordained at the age of 27, he became the co-pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, “Christ is Coming” in Coney Island, and seven years later, its Senior Pastor. He served the church as Senior Pastor for 35 years, expanding its membership and services. He also served as a chaplain with the Police Department and the Department of Corrections. Pastor Quiles was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Council for Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ, as well as a teacher at the International Bible Institute, for over 40 years. He was known for providing funeral services to needy community members, and using the church’s resources to feed the homeless and hungry. During Superstorm Sandy, he dedicated most of his time and resources to providing warm meals, clothing and emergency shelter to those affected. This was particularly remarkable since his own home, as well as his children’s and his church, were destroyed by the storm. (Treyger)
Pastor Debbe Santiago Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of West 16th Street and Mermaid Avenue
Honoree: Pastor Debbe Santiago (1949-2016) founded Coney’s Salt and Sea Mission over 30 years ago. She was a former homeless drug addict who was in and out of jail before the Bible turned her life around. She and her husband began a street ministry with nothing more than a shopping cart and a desire to help people escape poverty and addictions. Later, they opened their apartment for meals, Bible study and shelter, and in 1989, opened their first Salt and the Sea Mission building. Here she developed a men’s residential program, youth and after school programs, and an overnight sleeping program. She was ordained a minister in 1998 and began a program for domestic violence survivors and conducted weekly religious services, and classes for children and adults. Every Palm Sunday for the past 30 years, she officiated at the Blessing of the Rides at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park on Coney’s Opening Day. (Treyger)
Pat Auletta Pier (Brooklyn)
Present name:None. Commonly known as Steeplechase Pier
Location:Pier on the south side of the Riegelmann Boardwalk between West 19th Street and West 16th Street.
Honoree: Pat Auletta and his wife Nettie were city concessionaires on Coney Island Beach for 40 years. Pat was long known as the unofficial mayor of Coney Island. He was chairman of the Parks Committee of Community Board 13 and president of the Brooklyn Borough Sports League. He funded a sanldot baseball league, one of whose graduates was Sandy Koufax. He was at one time also operator of the City's Abe Stark Skating Rink. He died on November 16, 1991 at the age of 79.
Pat Mazzoli Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Avenue U
Location:Van Sicklen Street and West 5th Street
Honoree: Pasquale “Pat” Mazzoli (1928-1999), President of the Gravesend Chamber of Commerce, built the Gravesend Veterans Monument on Avenue U and Van Sicklen Street, which includes a time capsule to be opened in 2086.
Patrice T.C. Capo Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 90th Street and Third Avenue
Honoree: Patrice T.C. Capo (1957-2009) was a cycling advocate who owned her own bicycle store. Every year she invited the local Boy Scout Chapter to learn about cycling and its benefits. She was a volunteer at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, feeding firemen and working on the bucket brigade. With the help of bicycle suppliers, she donated 500 bicycles that were raffled off to benefit the families of fallen firefighters. In April 2009, she was one of 150 participants who raised $13,764 for lung cancer research for the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation in a walk/run in Central Park. She also donated time, money and bicycles to the Raggamuffin Parade and other local charities. (Gentile)
LL:L.L. 2016/23
Patrick Sullivan 9-11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
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.
Patrolman Arthur Loewe Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 74th Street and 4th Avenue
Honoree:  Patrolman (d. 1922) Arthur Loewe was assigned to the 78th Precinct and had served with the New York Police Department for five years and was a veteran of WWI. At the age of 26, he was killed in the line of duty while trying to stop a burglary. He was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department Medal of Honor. (Brannan)
Patrolman David Guttenberg Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 86th Street and 7th Avenue
Honoree: David Guttenberg served with the NYPD for 18 years and was assigned to the 68th Precinct. He was killed in the line of duty on December 28, 1978, while responding to a robbery in progress. (Gentile)
Paul Podhaizer Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of Seabreeze Avenue and West 5th Street
Honoree: Paul Podhaizer (1917-2010) was a leader in many tenant, civic and charitable organizations. He was chairman of the Brightwater Tenants Council for over 20 years until his death.
Paul Salvio – Giallombardo Street (Brooklyn)
Present name:East 5th Street
Location:Between Avenue L and Avenue M
Honoree: Paul Salvio-Gilallombardo (b. 1974) worked at Carr Futures in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. [Paul Salvio in NY Times list]
Pauline Leblond Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Stockholm Street
Location:Between Woodward Avenue and Onderdonk Avenue
Honoree: Pauline Leblond was President of the Stockholm Street Block Association and led the successful effort to gain historic landmark status from the City for Stockholm Street, between Onderdonk and Woodward Avenues in Ridgewood.
Pecola and Nicholas Rodriguez Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:East 40th Street
Location:Between Foster Avenue and Farragut Road
Honoree: Pecola Rodriguez (1916 – 2014) was nurse and hosital administrator, working atSydenham Hospital in Harlem and later at Cumberland Hospital in Brooklyn. She joined the Cornerstone Baptist Church in the late 1940s and became the first President of its Business and Professional Women’s Group. She was also president of the Paerdegat Park Block Association and actively served on the Park and Library committees for Community Board 17, as well as nursing professional groups. Nicholas Rodriguez (1906 – 1995) was born in Panama. As a teenager, he organized the first Jazz Group in Panama. He came to New York in 1928 and began playing with Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Chick Webb, Cab Calloway and Don Redmond. He appeared at leading supper clubs and theaters in the United States, the Philippines and several East African cities; and recorded for several well-known recording companies of his time. (Williams)
Pete Hamill Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:7th Avenue
Location:Between 11th Street and 12th Street
Honoree:  Pete Hamill (1935-2020) was born in Park slope to Irish immigrants, He became a legendary journalist and columnist and the editor of three New York daily newspapers. He working for over 40 years covering events and conflicts in Vietnam, Lebanon, Nicaragua, and Northern Ireland as well as racial and class tensions in New York City. He wrote for the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Newsday, the Village Voice, New York magazine, and Esquire, among other publications. He won a Grammy award in 1975 for writing the liner notes to Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan. He was also the author of ten novels, two collections of short stories, and several works of nonfiction. He was a bona fide New York celebrity, often mentioned in gossip columns for his associations with figures such as Jacqueline Kennedy, promoting his books on television, and attending numerous charity events and parties. He was also well-known for his advocacy, standing up to publishers over pay and treatment of employees, and also made news when, as Editor-in-Chief of the New York Post, he promoted and hired several women and minority staffers and reporters. In 2014 he was the winner of a George Polk Career Award for his lifetime contributions to journalism. (Lander)
Peter Campisi Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Bay 11th Street and 86th Street
Honoree: Peter Campisi (1954-2005) was a vibrant member of the Bensonhurst community and active in his at his parish, St. Francis Cabrini. He contributed greatly to the life of the church, working towards the education of young altar servers and outreach to the sick and elderly.
Peter W. Piccininni Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of East 64th Street at Ralph Avenue
Honoree: Peter W. Piccininni (1935-2012) co-founded the Circle-K Club at Brooklyn College. Through it, students teamed up to fight against childhood hunger and hemophilia, and to raise funds for Unicef. Piccininni also co-founded a Key Club chapter at James Madison High School. The Key Club has provided services to thousands of children in need. In 1988, he was instrumental in starting the citywide “Don’t Start Get Smart” program, which has helped over 1600 students with college scholarships. He also acted as an advisor for approximately 125 James Madison students and mentored students towards their community service goals and in gaining leadership skills. The Key Club organized The Five Borough Bike Tour, with proceeds going to fund free bike education. He also coordinated the March of Dimes Walk, the Kiwanis Peanut Day, which helped under privileged children, and the Teen Violence Awareness walk-a-thon. (Maisel)
PFC Dan Bullock Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Lee Avenue
Location:Between Wallabout Street and Flushing Avenue
Honoree: Dan Bullock (1953-1969) enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1968 in Brooklyn, after altering his birth certificate to show that he was 18. He was killed in action on June 7, 1969 in An Hoa, Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. At the time of his death he was 15 years old. He is believed to be the youngest U.S. service member killed in action since the First World War.
PFC Rayshawn S. Johnson Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Maple Street
Location:Between Albany Avenue and Kingston Avenue
Honoree: Private First Class Rayshawn S. Johnson (b. 1983) of the United States Army’s 4th Infantry Division was killed in action on November 3, 2003 in Tikrit, Iraq, when the Humvee he was riding in struck a land mine.
Philip D'Adamo Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Middagh St
Location:Bounded by Henry St and Hicks St
Honoree: Philip D'Adamo (1949-1984), after service in the Marine Corps, joined the NYPD in 1973 and was a member for 4 years. In 1977 he decided to join the NYFD. After training he was assigned to Ladder Company 118 in Brooklyn Heights. On December 1, 1984, he died of injuries suffered while searching for victims on the floor above the burning auditorium of St. Ann's School in Brooklyn. Ladder 118 is located on this street.
Pierre Toussaint Boulevard (Brooklyn)
Present name:Church Avenue
Location:Between Nostrand Avenue and Coney Island Avenue
Honoree: Pierre Toussaint (1766-1853), born a slave in Haiti, was brought to New York by his owners in 1787. Trained as a hairdresser, he became so successful that he was able to purchase his freedom and that of his wife. They opened their home to orphan children, and also organized a credit bureau and employment agency. During a yellow fever epidemic in New York, he cared for sick and dying people who had been abandoned. After his death, he was interred at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mulberry Street. In 1989, Cardinal O’Connor had his remains transferred to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan, where he is the only lay person entombed with the former Cardinal-Archbishops of New York. In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared Toussaint ‘Venerable,’ placing him on the path to becoming North America’s first black saint. (Eugene)
Polar Bear Club Walk (Brooklyn)
Present name:West side of Stillwell Avenue
Location:Between Bowery Street and the Boardwalk
Honoree: The Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States. Members of the Club swim in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island every Sunday from October through April.
Police Officer Charles Oddo Interchange (Brooklyn)
Present name:Belt Parkway
Location:65th to 67th Street Interchange
Honoree: Officer Oddo (1963-1996) was killed in the line of duty at this interchange when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle while directing traffic around an overturned oil tanker. (RGPR)
Police Officer Christie Masone Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Washington Avenue
Location:Between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Avenue
Honoree: Police Officer Christie Masone (1949-1978) was assigned to the 79th Precinct. He and his partner Officer Norman Cerullo were killed in the line of duty after stopping two suspicious men in front of 660 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn. The suspect who was arrested was charged with murder. (Cumbo)
Police Officer Harry Ryman Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:West 8th Street
Location:Neptune Avenue and Surf Avenue
Honoree: Officer Ryman (1936-1980) was killed in the line of duty when he confronted three men attempting to steal an automobile and was fired upon by one of them. The 60th Precinct, where Officer Ryman was assigned, is located on West 8th Street.
Police Officer Irma Lozada Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Van Sinderen Avenue
Location:Between Fulton Street and Broadway
Honoree: Irma Lozada was the first female Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty in New York City. A four year veteran of the Transit Police, she was gunned down on September 21, 1984, trying to apprehend a robbery suspect in Brooklyn.
Police Officer Joseph C. Meaders Avenue (Brooklyn)
Present name:Brooklyn Avenue
Location:Between Avenue I and Avenue J
Honoree: Officer Meaders had been a New York City Housing Authority patrolmen before joining the NYPD in 1955. Hs last and longest assignment was in the 63rd Pct., where he served for 13 years. On October 22, 1972, at age 41, he was killed when struck by an oil delivery truck while performing patrol duties on a police scooter.
Police Officer Leon Fox Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Surf Avenue and West 12th Street
Honoree: Leon Fox (d. 1941) served with the NYPD for ten years and was assigned to the 60th Precinct. He was killed in the line of duty while escorting a store manager to the bank to deposit daily receipts. Three suspects were later apprehended and convicted of murder. (Deutsch)
Police Officer Louis Martinez Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:57th Street
Location:Between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue
Honoree: Louis Martinez (d. 2006) worked for Highway 2 on the Belt Parkway for 18 years and was a martial arts instructor in his community. He tragically drowned in Lake Meade while on vacation with several friends and family members.
Police Officer Vito S. Mauro – 9/11 Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of East 38th Street and Quentin Road
Honoree: Vito S. Mauro was a Marine Corps veteran and then served for 18 years with the NYPD. He died in 2008 from illness as a result of inhaling toxic materials during rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
Pomus Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:Manhattan Avenue
Location:Between McKibbin Street and Boerum Street
Honoree: Jerome Solon Felder (1925-1991), better known as Doc Pomus, was an American blues singer and songwriter. He recorded approximately 40 songs in the '40s and '50s, and later wrote hits for such artists as Ray Charles and B. B. King.
Postacia Rodriguez Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Hooper Street and South 3rd Street
Honoree:  Postacia Rodriguez (1947-2010), an employee of NYCHA, was crucial to achieving representation of the Latino population that was the majority in school district 14. In 1986, she helped parents organize against the separate conditions Hasidic advocates were proposing at P.S. 16. Ms. Rodriguez along with others led a boycott and was even arrested for civil disobedience in the name of equality. She advocated for access to healthcare, public safety, equal representation in our school boards, and Latino identity. She was Vice President of the Brooklyn Dominican Day Parade, was a Community Advisory Board Member for Woodhull Hospital, was and was the first woman of Dominican descent to run for District Leader. (Reynoso)
Prince Joshua Avitto Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of Stanley Avenue and Schenck Avenue
Honoree: Prince Joshua Avitto was only 6 years-old when he was killed in a public-housing project elevator by a knife-wielding maniac who fled the scene. Another child, 7-year old Mikayla Capers, was wounded but survived.. The attack, in the Boulevard Houses, focused attention on the issue of safety and security in NYCHA housing citywide. Surveillance cameras have since been installed at Boulevard and other housing developments in East New York. (Barron)
Priscilla Celano Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of 13th Avenue at 59th Street
Honoree: Priscilla Celano worked for Brooklyn’s Community Board 12 for 24 years, including the last 20 as District Manager, until she retired in 2002. Ms. Celano also co-founded, in 1978, the Council of Neighborhood Organizations that serves the Community Board 12 area.
Private First Class Errol Millard Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:East 51st Street
Location:Between Beverly Road and Clarendon Road
Honoree: Errol Millard (1994-2013) was assigned to the 595th Sapper Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion and 36th Brigade. He was killed in combat in Afghanistan. He was posthumously promoted to Private First Class and was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal. (Williams)

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