NYC Honorary Street Names
"V" Honorary Streets: Brooklyn
Veterans Memorial Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Whitney Avenue
Location:Between Gerritsen Avenue and Burnett Street
Honoree: This location is part of the route for many parades by groups honoring the nation’s veterans. Among these are the Argonne Marine Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #107, the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, Jewish War Veterans, Catholic War Veterans, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam War Veterans and Disabled American Veterans.
Via Capuchina (Brooklyn)
Present name:Jerome Street
Location:Between Liberty and Atlantic Avenues.
Honoree: St. Michael's Church was established in 1860. German Capuchins took responsibility for the parish in 1897. They built schools in East New York including St. Michael's GrammarSchool. They also aided the Nehemiah housing program, cooperated in ecumenical programs with the organization known as the East Brooklyn Congregations, and sponsored programs such as athletics, drug treatment, and a food pantry. This naming honored the 100th anniversary of the Capuchins at St. Michael's.
Via San Vincente Pallotti (Brooklyn)
Present name:Seigel St
Location:Bounded by Bushwick Ave and White St
Honoree: Saint Vincente Pallotti (1795-1850) was the founder, in 1835, of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate, also known as the Pallottines. Since 1926 the order has had the care of the Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii Parish on Siegel Street. Vincente Pallotti was canonized on January 20, 1963 by Pope John XXIII.
Victor V. Allegretti Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Cropsey Avenue
Location:between 18th Avenue and 19th Avenue
Honoree: Mr. Allegretti (1931-2003) served on Community Board 11 many years and made outstanding contributions to the quality of life to the residents of the community. He was the President of Bayside Fuel Oil Corp., one of the largest independent fuel oil companies on the eastern seaboard. In addition, he was active in numerous civic, veterans and charitable organizations.
Vincent “Vinnie” Abate Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Manhattan Avenue
Location:Between Metropolitan Avenue and Conselyea Street
Honoree: Vincent Abate (1918-2015), who worked at the appellate courts, was a lifetime Greenpoint resident who was active in community affairs in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. He served as chairman of Community Board 1 for 34 years. He also served on the Greenpoint Hospital Advisory Board, the Greenpoint Hospital Planning Board, and numerous other health-related, civic, veterans, and fraternal organizations. The Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Center at Greenpoint Hospital was named for him in 1981. Abate playground in Williamsburg was named in his honor by the Parks Department in 1993. (Reynoso)
Vincent Gardenia Boulevard (Brooklyn)
Present name:16th Avenue
Location:Between 86th Street and Shore Parkway
Honoree: Vincent Gardenia (1920-1992) was a veteran actor of stage, screen and television. He gained fame in the role of Archie Bunker's neighbor Frank Lorenzo. He was twice nominated for an Oscar for his roles in "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973) and "Moonstruck" (1987). In 1971 he received a Tony Award for his stage performance in "The Prisoner of Second Avenue." Despite his fame, he lived in Bensonhurst for over 68 years
Vincent S. Chiara Way (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of Liberty Avenue and Mason Avenue
Honoree: Vincent S. Chiara (b. 1980) was a carpenter and had dreams of opening his own business. On May 7, 2002, at the age of 22, he was killed by a speeding vehicle on Hylan Boulevard.
Vincent V. Abate Playground (Brooklyn)
Present name:McCarren Park Playground
Location:Existing playground in northern portion of the area bounded by Driggs and Manhattan Avenues, and Lorimer and Bayard Streets.
Honoree: Vincent V. Abate (b. 1918) was a lifelong resident and community leader in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area. He served as Chairman of Community Board 1, President of the Greenpoint Economic Development Corporation, Chairman of the Greenpoint Hospital Advisory Board, and Commander of the Badame-Sessa American Legion Post. This naming marked his 75th birthday.
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