NYC Honorary Street Names

"N" Honorary Streets: The Bronx

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Naiesha (Nana) Pearson Place (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of East 139th Street and Brook Avenue
Honoree: Naiesha (Nana) Pearson was killed at her neighborhood’s end-of-summer barbeque when two men got into an argument and a gun was fired. Her death led to the creation of the Walk Against Gun Violence rally, now an annual event in the South Bronx.
Natale “Nat” Cerini Corner (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of Belmont Avenue and East 187th
Honoree: Natale “Nat” Cerini was an immigrant from Rome, Italy. At 17, he opened the Roma Luncheonette, where he also helped local immigrants in filling out immigration documents. In 1977, he started Cerini Income Tax and later purchased the 17-family apartment building located at 2328 Hughes Ave. In the early 1970's he was a coach for a local soccer organization and went on to start the Arcobaleno Soccer Club. In 1983, he became the president of the Italian American Federation of the Bronx and lower Westchester. In the late 1970's he was instrumental in constructing the Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, located in the Belmont Library, which has served the area since 1981. (Rivera)

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