NYC Honorary Street Names

"F" Honorary Streets: The Bronx

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Fannie Lou Hamer Street (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of West Farms Road and 172nd Street
Honoree: Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was an African-American civil rights activist who led voting drives and co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She became very involved with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in 1962, when she led voting drives. In 1964 she co-founded and ran for Congress as a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which drew national attention to their cause that year at the Democratic Convention. During her civil rights efforts, she was threatened, arrested, assaulted, and fired at. She also set up organizations to increase business opportunities for minorities and helped establish childcare and other family services. She helped establish the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971. (Salamanca, Jr.)
Father David Casella Triangle (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:The property bounded by Sedgwick Avenue and Reservoir Avenue
Honoree: David P. Casella (1950-1999) was ordained a priest on December 6, 1975. Following assignments at two other parishes in the Bronx, he was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Angels Parish on Webb Avenue in 1992. Fr. Casella also served on the boards of St. Barnabas hospital and the Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center.
Father Joseph M. Elliott Place (Bronx)
Present name:St. Paul's Place
Location:Between Washington Avenue and Third Avenue
Honoree: The Rev. Joseph Merritt Elliott (1934-2002) following his graduation from Union Theological Seminary in 1959, was assigned him to the staff of St. Pauls, which was at the time a mission of the Diocese of New York. He was appointed Vicar in 1964; and after the parish became self-supporting again in 1972, he was elected Rector.
FF Michael C. Reilly Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of Walton Avenue and Cameron Place
Honoree: Michael C. Reilly (1981-2006) always wanted to be a New York City firefighter. Even at 4 years old, when his family moved to New Jersey, he complained it wasnt Brooklyn, where the action is. Michael Reilly died in the line of duty as a New YorK City firefighter.
FF Vincent Princiotta 9/11 Memorial Way (Bronx)
Present name:Northwest corner of Allerton and Bronxwood Avenues
Location:The sign pointing south on Bronxwood Avenue
Honoree: Vincent Princiotta (1962-2001) was a firefighter with Ladder Company 7 in Manhattan. He was killed in the terrorist artack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Firefighter Angel Luis Juarbe, Jr. Avenue (Bronx)
Present name:Wales Avenue
Location:Between149th Street and 147th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Angel Luis Juarbe, Jr. (b. 1960) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter Michael F. Lynch Square (Bronx)
Present name:Williamsbridge Square
Location:Williamsbridge Square in front of Engine 62/Ladder 32 Fire House
Honoree: Firefighter Michael F. Lynch (b. 1970) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Firefighter Peter A. Bielfeld Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Prospect Avenue and Kelly Street
Honoree: Firefighter Peter A. Bielfeld was a member of Ladder 42, Engine 73 who was killed in the September 11th attacks.
Firefighter Robert W. McPadden Square (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Boston Post Road and Eastchester Road
Honoree: Firefighter Robert W. McPadden (b. 1970) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Firefighters Boulevard (Bronx)
Present name:Third Avenue
Location:Between the Cross Bronx Expressway and Fordham Road
Honoree: Honors firefighters who died as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2002/ 28
Francis Al Chapman Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of University Avenue and West 197th Street
Honoree: Francis "Al" Chapman spent over 30 years devoted to the Kingsbridge Heights neighborhood. He became a community leader in the mid-1980s amidst a wave of sharp rent increases following building renovations. As chair of the Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association, he rallied the community, leading many public meetings and negotiations with state officials. These efforts paid off when the New York State Legislature changed the calculation period, effectively slashing future capital rent increases and holding particularly abusive landlords accountable. Mr. Chapman passed away at 74 in 2017. (Cabrera)
Franciscan Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Theriot Avenue and Randall Avenue
Honoree: Honors the contribution and service that the Friars and Sisters of the Franciscan Order have provided the Soundview and Classon Point communities for nine decades, including both spiritual and educational support.
Frank Durkan Way (Bronx)
Present name:Tibbett Avenue
Location:Between West 240th Street and West 238th Street
Honoree: Frank Durkan (1930-2006), an Irish-born lawyer, represented members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army and also provided legal help to Irish immigrants in Riverdale. He was a central player on the U.S. end of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, notably as chairman of Americans for a New Irish Agenda.
Frederick ‘Fred The Godson’ Thomas Avenue (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Leggett Avenue and Kelly Street
Honoree:  Frederick ‘Fred The Godson’ Thomas (1985-2020) was a DJ and rapper from the South Bronx. He first broke into the rap scene with his 2010 mixtape, "Armageddon," with features from Busta Rhymes and Waka Flocka Flame and was named a part of the best emerging hip-hop talent in XXL Magazine’s freshman class in 2011. He also recorded with Kevin Gates, Diddy, Meek Mill, Jadakiss, The Game, Fat Joe, Raekwon, Pusha-T, French Montana, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray and many more. He appeared on the “25/8 (Remix)” from the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. YouTube videos in which Fred The Godson appears or performs have been viewed over 50 million times. A staple on the New York hip-hop scene, he frequently appeared on radio shows on Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex as well as DJ Enuff, The Breakfast Club on Power 105, and Sway In The Morning on Sirius Radio. His last studio effort, the mixtape “Gordo,” featured New York artists such as Dave East, Jim Jones, Joelle Ortiz, Vado and Jaquae. It has been streamed over 3 million times and downloaded over 30,000 times to date. On April 23, 2020, he died of COVID-19. His last freestyle video with Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex has a combined 15 million views with over 250,000 shares on social media. (Salamanca)
Freemason Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the west side of Schofield Street and City Island Avenue
Honoree: This co-naming commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Bronx Masonic District. The Bronx Masonic District supports the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, local churches and the Toys for Tots program. (Gjonaj)

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