NYC Honorary Street Names

"A" Honorary Streets: Queens

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Aaron Adler Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of Lefferts Boulevard and Austin Street
Honoree:  Aaron Adler (1929-2019), an Army veteran of the Korean War, graduated from Baruch College and studied Industrial Psychology. He worked for 38 years as a benefits counselor for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. After that, he worked for ten more years at the Garment Industry Development Corp as a Director of Job Development and Placement. Aaron loved music and played clarinet with the Laurelton Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he wrote a comedy column for his high school newspaper and continued to write poems for family and friends throughout his life. Aaron loved books, film, theater, and music. He was an active community member who created and organized 100 music shows for the community. (Koslowitz)
Abe Miller Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Fleet Street and Groton Street
Honoree:  Abraham W. Miller (1922-2019) was born in the Bronx and went to his first Yankees game at five years old. After serving in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during WW II, he worked for the NYC Transit designing train overpass bridges, one of which is in Forest Hills. He got involved with the Forest Hills Little League and Forest Hills Youth Activities Association. He wrote weekly articles for the local papers, including the Long Island Press, highlighting results and special plays of the week. He became a player agent who set up the entire league schedule for over 700 children. He was the enforcer of Little League rules, rounded up sponsors when needed, and eventually became president of the league. Getting further drawn in, he became Chairman of the Board of the Forest Hills Youth Activities Association and ran the Summer Programs for the entire Queens district. For many years, the Association had rented space for its headquarters. Abe raised money to build it its own Clubhouse right at the fields, now the the Abe Miller Clubhouse. For his community work, Abe was honored by the NY Mets, Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones. He also helped former Little Leaguers to volunteer their time with the league. He always wrote recommendation letter for them for college too. (Koslowitz)
Adelaide Connaughton Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of Queens Boulevard and 71st Road
Honoree: At 15, Adelaide Connaughton (1958-2018) was an intern for then Assistant Queens DA Geraldine Ferraro. She went on to work for several elected officials including Margarita Lopez, the first Lesbian Latina member of the City Council. After retiring with 20 years of service from the NYFD Emergency Medical Service with the rank of Lieutenant, she worked for the Fortune Society, a non-profit helping former prisoners. She also worked at the non-profit Safe Space, helping homeless LGBT youth to obtain supportive care. (Koslowitz)
Ahmadiyya Way (Queens)
Present name:85th Road
Location:After the Grand Central Parkway Entrance to 188-48 85th Road
Honoree: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the world’s largest Islamic community under one divinely appointed leader, His Holiness the Khalifa of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad. The AMC spans over 200 nations with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA (est. 1920) is America’s largest Muslim organization under one leader. It stands at the forefront of disaster relief in the United States and worldwide through Humanity First, a non-profit charity. (Grodenchik)
AKTINA FM Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 27th Street and 23rd Avenue
Honoree: AKTINA FM started broadcasting in 1993 as the first and only true bilingual Greek American radio program in the United States. Airing over the weekend on WNYE 91.5 FM in the New York metro area, it developed a listening base of more than half a million people. In recent years, AKTINA FM has expanded to provide 24-hour internet streaming of its programming, which is accessed by thousands of listeners worldwide. AKTINA TV soon followed, beginning as a public service news and culture magazine show, which is the only English language Greek American television production in the country. AKTINA TV is broadcast on WNYE every Sunday, and has established an impressive viewership of 600,000 in the tri-state area. AKTINA also hosts a live music series called Greek Music Journey (GMJ). Launched in 1997, GMJ promotes and preserves the representative music of Greece, such as the traditional, folk, popular folk and “rembetika” genres which comprise the basis of Greek music. This program started with local Greek American performers at small venues in Queens, and has since grown to hosting prestigious musicians from Greece at venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, and the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (Constantinides)
Alejandro Nino Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 49th Street and Queens Boulevard
Honoree: Alejandro Nino (d. 2010) was a member of the City Volunteer Corps, a therapy aide at Coler Memorial Hospital, a maintenance worker for the Department of Parks and a soup kitchen assistant at Holy Apostles. In 2005, he joined the Army National Guard and served until he became too ill, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 2007.
Alex Braginsky Drive (Queens)
Present name:62nd Drive
Location:between 108th Street and 110th Street
Honoree: Alex Braginsky (b. 1963) worked for Reuters at the World Trade Center. He died in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Alexander M. Bing Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 49th Street and 39th Avenue
Honoree: Introduced by Council Member Van Bramer. Alexander M. Bing (1879-1959), with his brother Leo, founded the real estate firm of Bing and Bing, one of New York City’s most important real estate developers in the early 20th century. He was also a member of the Regional Planning Association of America; president and chef financer of the City Housing Corporation; co-founder of the Friends of Whitney Museum of American Art; and a member of the museum's board. He founded the City Housing Corporation, a limited-dividend construction company whose mission was to develop affordable residences for the middle class. He frequently called on charitable foundations and insurance companies to set aside a small portion of their resources to fund projects in Sunnyside, Queens. In Sunnyside Gardens, he effectively persuaded his fellow investors to set aside nearly 3 acres to create the largest private park in New York City, a playground for children and adults of the neighborhood. It became Sunnyside Park, which opened on May 18, 1926. (Van Bramer)
Alice Cardona Way (Queens)
Present name:56th Street
Location:Between Woodside Avenue and Skillman Avenue
Honoree: Alice Cardona (1930-2011) was a leader in New York's Puerto Rican and Latino community. She was the author of Puerto Rican Women Achievers in New York City. In the 1960s, she was program coordinator for United Bronx Parents, facilitating parental involvement in the school system and youth programs. She was also involved with the first Head Start program in New York and worked at ASPIRA as a counselor for youth. From 1983 to 1995 she was assistant director of the NYS Division for Women under Governor Mario Cuomo. She advocated for bilingual education and women, including those in prison. She also worked to fight HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and domestic violence. She was the director of the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs and cofounder of Atrévete, a voter registration and political participation program. (Van Bramer)
Allison Hope Liao Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Main Street and Cherry Avenue
Honoree: Allison Hope Liao was only three years-old in 2013 when she was hit and killed by a driver while crossing the street with her grandmother despite having the right of way. Since her death, the Liao family has helped to form “Families for Safe Streets”, an advocacy group comprised of families who have lost love ones or experienced serious injuries as a result of traffic violence. Her family’s efforts have been instrumental in lowering of the New York City default speed limit, passing of several traffic safety bills, and fighting for more safety cameras. Allison’s death was also among the catalysts for Vision Zero, a set of initiatives and outreach plans aimed at ending traffic deaths and injuries on New York City streets. (Koo)
Alphonse “Al” Volpe Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Skillman Avenue and 51st Street
Honoree: Al Volpe (1925-2015), while working professionally in Information Systems, served as Vice President of the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives and Condominiums. There he helped tenants of rental buildings that were being converting to middle-income cooperatives to navigate the conversion process and to protect their investment in housing ownership. He was a Board Member and officer of Berkeley Cooperative Towers in Woodside for 27 years; President of the Woodside Community Council, an umbrella civic association; Vice President of the 108th Precinct Community Council; and a very active member of Queens Community Board 2 for over 13 years. When the MTA temporarily halted No. 7 express service for repairs and wanted to make it permanent, he and fellow commuters started the No. 7 Flushing Line Committee. After documenting train overcrowding, they successfully lobbied to restore Flushing Line Express Service.(Van Bramer)
Amanda Clarke Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 137th Avenue and 227th Street
Honoree: Amanda Leah Clarke was actively engaged in several community groups such as the Federated Blocks of Laurelton, where she served as a block watcher during the crime spikes of the 1970’s and 80’s, and the Laurelton Garden Club. After the murder of her son Michael in 2002, she teamed up with friends and community members to form the Michael Arthur Clarke Foundation which provides scholarships to deserving students in southeast Queens. In addition to her community activism, she was elected Democratic Party District Leader and in 2001 and she ran for the New York City Council. Although she did not win, she remained actively involved in numerous campaigns as a volunteer, donor, and fundraiser. (Richards)
Ann Buehler Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street
Honoree: Ann Buehler (d. 2010) was the first woman director of a Boys Club out of 1500 clubs. She was a Civil Service Commissioner under Mayors Koch and Beame, president of the Astoria Women’s Club, and active in several civic organizations.
Ann Maggio Way (Queens)
Present name:Suydam Street
Location:Between Cypress Avenue and the Grover Cleveland Athletic Field
Honoree: Ann Maggio (1922-2013) was a teacher at St. Aloysius School in Ridgewood and a community leader. She served as the president of Citizens for a Better Ridgewood; was a member of Community Board 5; president of the Suydam Street Block Association; and a board member of the Onderdonk Civic Association. She fought for capital improvement projects at area parks, and successfully pressured the city to keep Grover Cleveland High School open. She also helped transform the Grover Cleveland athletic field decades ago from a hangout for drug users to a valued community recreational area. (Reynoso)
AnnMarie Riccoboni Way (Queens)
Present name:34th Avenue
Location:Between 10th Street and 11th Street
Honoree: AnnMarie Riccoboni (b. 1943) worked for the Ohrenstein & Brown law firm at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. [Not in NY Times list]
Anthony "Tony" Caminiti Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 108th Street and 51st Avenue
Honoree: Anthony Caminiti (1911-2012 served with the 42nd Infantry Division which liberated the Dachau concentration camp. He was a member of Community Board 4, and was active in St. Leo’s Parish and numerous civic organizations.
Anthony Luparello Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Between 103rd Street and 104th Street
Honoree: Anthony Luparello (b. 1938) worked at ABM Industries in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Anthony Mason Way (Queens)
Present name:147th Street
Location:Between 123rd Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard
Honoree: Anthony Mason (1966-2015) was a professional basketball player who in his 13-year career played with the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat. He earned the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1995. The gymnasium at Springfield High School where he was a student was dedicated to him and renamed the “Mase Court” on May 14, 2015. He continues to be an influence on his community with the Family On Three Foundation, which educates youth on financial management and conducts healthy life-skill workshops. (Wills and Richards)
Anthony Suraci Place (Queens)
Present name:39th Place
Location:Between 47th Avenue and 48th Avenue
Honoree: Anthony Suraci (d. 2006) lived with his wife in Sunnyside, Queens, for over 60 years where he served as President of the Thompson Hill Civic Association, District Leader and held a number of annual charity events for needy families through the United Republicans of Western Queens.
Antoinette Ali-Sanders Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard
Honoree: Antoinette Ali-Sanders worked to improve the society as a designer, developer, and organizer. A third-generation college graduate. she trained as a Landscape Architect, with a minor in Civil Engineering. She was one of the first Black women to graduate in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University. She worked for the NYC Parks Department for 35 years. As a Parks employee, she worked with the first group of women out in the field in 1981. At the Parks Department, she prepared contract drawings and documents, and inspected, monitored, managed and supervised the construction of parks, playgrounds, and structures; as well as the restoration of monuments. She founded a construction company called Metro Skyway Construction, a foundation for PEACE (Progressive Economics and Cultural Enrichment) and a trade union Jersey City Monitoring Trade Association. She worked closely with Rev. Al Sharpton, Mayor Dinkins and Dr. Fulani when she became a member of the Committee for Independent Community Actions. One of her last architectural projects was for a Pan African activist named Queen Makkada who was planning to build a school in Africa. She was given the honorary title of Lady Jamilah before her passing. (Richards)
Anton J. Dietrich Jr. Way (Queens)
Present name:89th Avenue
Location:Between 34th Street and Van Wyck Expressway
Honoree: Anton J. Dietrich Jr. (1918-2018) served in G Company of the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division from 1941 until 1947. He saw action in North Africa, Sicily, France and was wounded in Sedjenane and France, which ended his infantry fighting. He many awards included two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star,and the French Legion of Honor. After the war, he was very active in his community as an Usher at Our Lady of the Cenacle for 63 years, Holy Name Society at Our Lady of the Cenacle, a member of Queens Community Board 9 for 43 years, a member of the Van Wyck Civic Association, President of the Kiwanis Club of Bellerose, and a member of several veterans organizations. (Ulrich)
Apostle John H. Boyd Sr. Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 219th Street and Linden Boulevard
Honoree: Rev. John Boyd founded New Greater Bethel Ministries in 1972. In 1975, the church acquired the Cambria Heights theater complex as its new home. The congregation established a food pantry and a soup kitchen, giving free meals to hundreds of homeless individuals. Boyd also created the Set Free Prison Ministry, to help meet the spiritual needs of the incarcerated. In 1993, the congregation expanded to include a location at 215-32 Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village.(Comrie)
Archbishop Iakovos of America (Queens)
Present name:33rd Street
Location:Between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue
Honoree: Archbishop Iakovos (1911-2005) was ordained in 1940 and served as a Preacher at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City. He was the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America and served for nine years as president of the World Council of Churches. As a champion of civil rights, he walked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Alabama and he initiated a massive campaign to assist Greek Cypriot refugees following the invasion of Cyprus by Turkish armed forces. He was the recipient of honorary degrees from over 40 colleges and universities and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Jimmy Carter. (Constantinides)
Arlene Fuchs Katz Drive (Queens)
Present name:80th Drive
Location:Between 188th Street and Utopia Parkway
Honoree: Arlene Fuchs Katz (1934-2004) taught fifth and sixth grades at P.S. 131 for 25 years and was a moving force in having the school named in honor of Abigail Adams. Mrs. Katz was the first female president of the Saul Weprin Democratic Club, the first female President of the Hillcrest Jewish Center and the first Vice-Chair of Community Board 8.
Armenia Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of 210th Street and Horace Harding Expressway adjacent to the Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs
Honoree: This co-naming commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs (Grodenchik)
Army SPC. Alex Jimenez Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:37th Drive at the north corners of 104th, 107th and 108th Streets
Honoree: Army Specialist Alex Jimenez was kidnapped after an ambush south of Baghdad in May 2007. Approximately one year later, the U.S. military found and identified his body. He was killed in the line of duty.
Arthur Hayes Way (Queens)
Present name:32nd Avenue
Location:Between 103rd Street and 104th Street
Honoree: Arthur Hayes (1923-1997) was a member of Community Board 3, President of the East Elmhurst-Corona Civic Association, Inc., and involved with many other community organizations and activities. He was instrumental in the conversion of 32nd Avenue a one-way street. He participated in numerous meetings with public agencies on environmental, traffic and safety issues related to La Guardia Airport, and to the dredging and clean-up of Flushing Bay.
LL:2001/ 71
Arthur Hill Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Illion Avenue and Hannibal Street
Honoree: Arthur Hill (1922-2010), rose to the rank of Assistant Chief in the NYPD. After retiring in 1973, he served on the boards of several charitable and civic organizations.
Arthur Warren Scullin Way (Queens)
Present name:193rd Street
Location:Between Northern Boulevard and 45th Avenue
Honoree: Arthur Warren Scullin (b. 1944) worked with Marsh and McLennan Cos. Inc. at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Assemblyman Denis J. Butler Way (Queens)
Present name:30th Avenue
Location:Between 43rd Street and 44th Street
Honoree: Denis J. Butler (1927-2010) was a lifelong resident of Astoria who represented his district in the New York State Assembly for 24 years. He served on the Rules, Aging, Economic Development, Labor and Oversight, Analysis and Investigations Committees and on the Joint Budget Conference Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education, which helped to maintain and increase funding for higher education. As Chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on the Special Problems of the Aging, he was responsible for the MTA putting the rough paint on the edge of the subway platform to alert the visually impaired that the platform was ending. Assemblyman Butler volunteered with the Lighthouse for the Blind for 20 years. He also served as president of the St. Joseph’s Home School Association, and was a member of the Holy Name Society Parish Council. In 1988, he received the Brooklyn Diocese’s Pro Vita Award, presented by Bishop Francis J. Mugavero in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the unborn and in support of life. In 1992, he received the New York State Catholic Conference Public Policy Award, presented by John Cardinal O’Connor and the Bishops of New York State for his work in support of the Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation. In 2009, he was made a knight of the Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great in Brooklyn’s St. James Cathedral Basilica by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzo. (Constantinides)
Assemblywoman Barbara Clark Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 224th Street and 120th Avenue
Honoree: Barbara Clark (1939-2016) represented southeast Queens in the NYS Assembly from 1986 to her death in 2016, when she was the Assembly's Deputy Majority Whip. She was also Chair of its Education, Children and Families, and Environmental Conservation Committees; head of the Education Committee of the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus; head of the NYS Women’s Legislative Caucus; and a Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States. She was a fierce supporter of quality public education and a leader in the campaign to obtain funds through the lawsuit of the Campaign For Fiscal Equity. She established the first magnet schools at Andrew Jackson High Schools in Cambria Heights, for she believed that the classes at the High School were too large. She supported schools in the City with such educational enhancements as video studios and legal resource centers. Her legislation included banning predatory lending and increasing support for health care. (Miller)
Avenue of the Boldest (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of 19th Avenue and Hazen Street
Honoree: This road leads to the Rikers Island Correctional Facility and its designation honors the Correctional Officers who keep that facility safe.

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