NYC Honorary Street Names

"C" Honorary Streets: Queens

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Calhoun Court (Queens)
Present name:164th Road
Location:Between 104th Street and Hawtree Basin
Honoree: Local Law 2009/46 gave this street a numerical designation consistent with the area-wide street numbering system. This action restored Calhoun Court as a co-name.
Calle Colombia Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:82nd Street and 37th Avenue
Honoree: Honors the many people of Colombian descent who live in the Jackson Heights area. As evidence of this large population, Colombia’s RCN-TV has its American headquarters in Jackson Heights.
Calvin Gooding, Jr. Place (Queens)
Present name:Sloan Street
Location:Between 139th Avenue and Eastgate Plaza
Honoree: Calvin Gooding, Jr. (b. 1963) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Capt. Patrick Waters Road (Queens)
Present name:69th Road
Location:Between 75th Street and 73rd Place
Honoree: Fire Captain Patrick Waters (b. 1956) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Captain James J. Corrigan Way (Queens)
Present name:Francis Lewis Boulevard
Location:Between 195th Street and 37th Avenue
Honoree: James J. Corrigan (b. 1941) a retired Captain in the NYFD, was fire and safety director of the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Captain Mario Fajardo Park (Queens)
Present name:Unnamed (Commonly known as North Hempstead Turnpike Playground).
Location:Northwest corner of Kissena Boulevard and Booth Memorial Avenue
Honoree: Captain Fajardo (1961-1991) came to the US from Ecuador with his family in 1973 and earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Citadel Military College. Serving with the US Army in Korea, he took part in civilian community projects as well as military construction projects. In 1988, whie at Fort Bragg, NC, he coordinated planning and construction of a much needed school recreation area in Fayetteville. In 1990, serving in Honduras, he built an airstrip for miitary and civilian use as well a eight schools. Later that year he was deployed to the Persian Gulf during opeation Desert Shield. On February 26, 1991, he was killed as he led a unit of 100 men in clearing a minefield.
Captain Vincent F. Giammona Way (Queens)
Present name:42nd Avenue
Location:Between 201st Street and 202nd Street
Honoree: Fire Captain Vincent F. Giammona was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. It was his 40th birthday.
LL:2003/ 06
Captain Walter G. Hynes Way (Queens)
Present name:Beach 93rd Street
Location:Between Holland Avenue and Shore Front Parkway
Honoree: Walter G. Hynes (b. 1954) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Captain Wayne E Smith Place (Queens)
Present name:Grand Ave
Location:Bounded by Queens Blvd and Van Loon St
Honoree: Captain Smith (1957-1994), a Queens native, joined the NYFD in 1979. He was promoted to Captain in 1993 and in 1994 was transferred to Ladder Company 136 in Queens. On August 7, 1994 he sustained internal injuries and burns while fighting a two-alarm fire. He died 59 days later.
Cardinal S. Sandiford Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Anderson Road and Sidway Place
Honoree: Cardinal S. Sandiford (1929-2013) graduated from Iona College with a B.S. Degree in Biology. After Army service, he became active in Local 144 of the S.E.I.U. Hospital Union and became director of its Civil Service Division as well as its Vice President. He also served on Community Board 12. As chair of its Land Use Committee, he worked to preserve the residential quality of South Jamaica, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans, all communities threatened with over-development. He represented CB 12 during the difficult process of re-zoning downtown Jamaica and developing the Air Train to J.F.K. Airport. Sandiford was instrumental in the 2011 designation of the Addisleigh Park Historic District, which includes the former homes of numerous prominent African-Americans.(Miller)
Carl David Richardson Foundation Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 228th Street and Merrick Boulevard
Honoree: Carl David Richardson (1994-2014) was killed during an altercation at a barber shop. Before his death, he was adamant about helping his community and participated in many voluntary activities, including time he spent at PS 46 in Bayside, Queens, assisting children with activities and helping the school’s occupational therapist, which he was pursuing a career in. The Carl David Richardson Foundation (CDR) was founded in April 2014 to educate people on how to resolve conflicts peacefully. The Foundation holds motivational speeches, seminars and workshops. Since then, The CDR Foundation has provided an open forum where our youth are able to “Let’s Talk” during our Teen Summit. CDR Foundation Inc. has a youth activity schedule, which includes Youth empowerment forum, Conflict Resolution Discussion, Parent Involvement, Health & Wellness Awareness, Salsa & Zumba, Mental Health Training, Self-Image, Health Relationship, Drug Awareness, How to Prepare Healthy Meals, Bullying & College Preparation. (Richards)
Carlo A. Lanzillotti Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 41st Street and 48th Avenue
Honoree: Carlo A. Lanzillotti (1911-1979), who served in the NYS State Senate from 1952 to 1954, was commander of the American Legion’s Blissville Post No. 727. He was a leader of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and several other civic, political and youth-service organizations.
Carlos Lillo Way (Queens)
Present name:30th Road
Location:Between Crescent Street and 29th Street
Honoree: Carlos Lillo (b. 1963), a paramedic, was killed while assisting in rescue operations on September 11, 2001 following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2003/ 06
Cathay Williams Blvd. (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:On the northwest and southwest corners of Tuskegee Airmen Way and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Honoree: Cathay Williams (1844?-1892) was the first African-American woman to enlist, and the only woman known to have served in the U.S. Army posing as a man. Born in Missouri, she was a house slave for a wealthy planter until his death. During the Civil War she was freed by Union soldiers and soon went to work for the Army as a paid servant. On November 15, 1866, she enlisted as a cook, using the name William Cathay. An Army surgeon examined her, apparently not very thoroughly, and found her fit for duty. She was assigned to the 38th Infantry, one of the Buffalo Soldier regiments. Traveling throughout the west with her unit took a toll on her health. She was hospitalized five times, yet it was never discovered that she was female. In her two years in the Army she participated in regular garrison duties but there is no record that she ever saw direct combat. She was seemingly not well regarded by her commanding officer, but when her sex was finally discovered, she was granted an honorable discharge. (Wills)
Cav. Peter Cardella Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of Fresh Pond Road and Catalpa Avenue
Honoree:  Peter Cardella (d. 2014), was a Ridgewood resident and a dedicated advocate for its senior community. In 1974 he founded the Ridgewood Senior Citizens Center, which served some 60,000 senior citizens each year and which is now named for him. He also founded the Italian Cultural Center at St. John’s University; organized the Santa Maria del Soccorso annual street fair for 18 years; and helped raise thousands of dollars in donations to assist victims of the South Asian tsunami. (Holden)
Cav. Vincent Iannece Corner (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:32nd Street and Astoria Blvd.
Honoree: Vincent Iannece (1925-2005) was the founder of the Federation of the Italian American Organizations of Queens. He was instrumental in organizing and hosting the Queens Columbus Day Parade for over four decades.
Chanta Howard Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Hassock Street and Beach Channel Drive
Honoree: Chanta Monique Howard (d. 2019) was president of the Redfern Housing Advisory Board; served as manager of the Stack Angels Dance group; co-founded the Rockaway Female Softball league; and she was a pillar of the NYCHA Redfern Housing commnity. She organized barbeque events and provided free school supplies for students. She also founded the Redfern’s Fallen Angels, an event honoring former residents of Redfern who had lost their lives to gun violence or sickness. She also organized the It Takes a Village to Raise a Child event to honor all the seniors in the development by providing certificates labeled as Redfern Heroes. (Richards)
Charles A. Pringle Jr., Esq. Way (Queens)
Present name:161st Street
Location:Between 140th Avenue and South Conduit Boulevard
Honoree: Charles A. Pringle Jr., Esq. (1973-2006), a graduate of St. John’s University, was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, chairman of the Political Action Committee of the NAACP, a manager for the St. John’s Redman basketball team and a member of Haraya – a Black Student’s Coalition. He went on to be an Assistant District Attorney for Bronx County and Democratic District Leader for the 31st Assembly District, Part B.
Charles Lucania Memorial Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of 149th Street and Willets Point Boulevard
Honoree: Charles P. Lucania (1966-2011), an electrician who was raised in Whitestone, Queens, was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He was on the 98th floor of the South Tower working for P.E. Stone. (Vallone)
LL:L.L. 2016/23
Cherry Street (Queens)
Present name:39th Avenue
Location:Between Douglaston Parkway and Little Neck Road (also known as 38th Drive)
Honoree: This was the historic name of 39th Avenue prior to the 1920s, when local streets were given numerical designations. This street is within the Douglaston-Little Neck historic district. .
Chester Carlson Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 37th Street and Broadway
Honoree: Chester Carlson (1906-1968), a native of Seattle, earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology. He later attended New York Law School where he received an LL.B. in 1939. After being laid off from Bell Labs in the midst of the Great Depression, he began experimenting with different methods of printing and copying documents, including copying technologies that did not require wet inks. On October 22, 1938, in his lab on the second floor of the house at 32-05 37th Street in Astoria, he and his partner Otto Kornei made the world's first successful xerographic image. The technology would revolutionize the business world, and eventually led to the rise of the Xerox Corporation. Xerox researchers would go on to pioneer many components of the computer revolution such as the graphic user interface and the computer mouse. In his later years, Carlson donated much of his wealth to humanitarian, civil rights, and spiritual organizations. (Constantinides)
Chief Christian Hoobs Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Church Road and Noel Road
Honoree: Christian Hoobs (1869-1917) served the Broad Channel community as a volunteer fireman as well as a civic-minded businessman. He voluntarily helped build both the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) and St. Virgilius Church buildings, which both stand strongly today. He was elected the BCVFD’s fourth Chief of Department in December of 1912 and held the office until his untimely death at the age of 48. On June 14, 1917, while eating dinner at the dining pavilion he owned, he heard the fire bell ring. As he hurried to lead his men into the fire, Chief Hoobs experienced a fatal heart attack. (Ulrich)
Chief John Moran Way (Queens)
Present name:Beach 118th Street
Location:Between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and the Boardwalk
Honoree: Chief John Moran (b. 1959) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
Chief Ronald Spadafora Way (Queens)
Present name:90th Street
Location:Between Rockaway Boulevard and 101st Avenue
Honoree: Ronald Spadafora (1954-2018) was a 40-year veteran of the FDNY who supervised rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero and was the chief of safety for the entire 9/11 recovery operation. He died of 9/11 related illnesses. (Ulrich)
Christina Donovan-Flannery Avenue (Queens)
Present name:none
Location:Intersection of Admiral Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue
Honoree: Christina Donovan-Flannery (b. 1975) worked at Sandler & O’Neill Partners in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. [Listed under Flannery in CNN list]
Christopher Postiglione Triangle (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Triangle bounded by Horace Harding Expressway, 174th Street and 64th Avenue
Honoree: Christopher Postiglione (1968-1999), a worker for the Department of Environmental Protection, died of injuries suffered when he was struck by a hit and run driver while making repairs at this location.
Christopher Racaniello 9/11 Memorial Way (Queens)
Present name:Thornhill Avenue
Location:Between Morenci Lane and Marathon Parkway
Honoree: Christopher Racaniello (b. 1971) worked for Cantor Fitzegerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
Christopher Santora Place (Queens)
Present name:33rd Road
Location:Between 21st Street and 23rd Street
Honoree: Christopher Alexander Santora (1977-2001), firefighter, grew up on 33rd Road. He died while working to rescue victims of the attack on the World Trade Center.
Chuck Costello 9/11 Memorial Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of 27th Street and 47th Avenue
Honoree: Charles Costello was a sixteen-year member of Local One of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. He was killed in the 9/11 attacks when he rushed to the site to help and rescue anyone he could.
Church of the Holy Child Jesus Plaza (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 112th Street and 86th Avenue
Honoree: Holy Child Jesus (HCJ) has provided education to thousands of New Yorkers over the last 80 years. It has included members of other faiths in shared cultural events and has provided senior services, as well as food, clothes and advocacy for the needy.
Claire Kraft Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 45th Street and 48th Avenue
Honoree: Claire Kraft (d. 2002) was a frequent volunteer of the Borden Avenue Shelter, a shelter for veterans, from the time of its opening in 1987 until her death.
Clara Hinds Street (Queens)
Present name:Beach 40th Street
Location:From Beach Channel Drive to the dead end at Jamaica Bay
Honoree: Clara Hinds (b. 1948) worked at Windows on the World in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Clinton Davis, Sr. Road (Queens)
Present name:College Point Boulevard
Location:Between Roosevelt Avenue and 40th Road
Honoree: Clinton Davis, Sr. (b. 1962) a Port Authority Police Officer at the World Trade Center, was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Coach Chuck Granby Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the north side of 116th Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard
Honoree: Charles ‘Chuck’ Granby (1934-2016) was a renowned figure in New York City basketball. In 45 years as a coach at Campus Magnet High School, long known as Andrew Jackson, in Cambria Heights, he had 722 victories and coached a number of future NBA players. His teams won 24 division titles and 7 borough titles in the New York Public Schools Athletic League. Between 1972 and 1985, his teams did not lose a home game. After serving in the US Army, Granby enrolled at Bradley University in Illinois in 1958. As a basketball player there, he was on a team that won the National Invitation Tournament in 1960. He was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. (Miller)
Coach Stephen Piorkowski Way (Queens)
Present name:204th Street
Location:Between 32nd Avenue and 203 Place
Honoree: Stephen Piorkowski was a physical education teacher at Bayside High School, where he had coached softball and basketball since 1991. He turned the Bayside High School Lady Commodores into a city dynasty for softball, and a powerhouse for girls’ basketball. In his 23 years at Bayside he built one of the most respected athletic programs in the city. For decades, his teams have always made the city playoffs and deep runs in the city championships. In June 2012 he was honored with the Bayside High School Spirit Award, which was presented in a ceremony on the field prior to the a Mets home game against the Reds. Coach Piorkowski died at 54 on February 18, 2015 after a three-year battle with cancer. (Vallone)
Coleman Square (Queens)
Present name:159th Avenue
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of 159th Avenue and Coleman Square
Honoree: This street name change is being done to help alleviate a confusion at this intersection.
Congressman Thomas J. Manton Boulevard (Queens)
Present name:North and South side of Queens Boulevard
Location:Between 38th Street and 58th Street
Honoree: Thomas Manton (1932-2006), a lawyer and former police officer, was a New York City Council Member from 1970 to 1984 and a member of Congress from 1985 to 1998.
Cono E. Gallo Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of 53rd Drive and 64th Place
Honoree: Cono E. Gallo (b. 1971) who worked at Carr Futures, was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
Corporal Jonathan Rivadeneira Corner (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of 75th Street and 37th Avenue
Honoree: Corporal Jonathan Rivadeneira was a medic in the United States Army and was killed in a road-side bombing on September 14, 2007, while on patrol 60 miles north of Baghdad.
Corporal Julian Alberto Ramon Avenue (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 45th Avenue and Kissena Boulevard
Honoree: Marine Corporal Ramon was killed in Iraq on July 20, 2006. At the time of his death, Corporal Ramon was on his second tour of duty Iraq. He had lived at 137-60 45th Avenue since immigrating to the United States from Colombia at the age of 4.
Corporal Robert Marcus Rodriguez Way (Queens)
Present name:59th Drive
Location:59th Street and 59th Place
Honoree: Corporal Robert Marcus Rodriguez (1982-2003) lived on 59th Drive in Maspeth. He joined the Marine Corps in 1999 at the age of 17. In January 2003 he was deployed to Kuwait. On March 25, 2003 the tank in which he traveled with three other marines, fell under heavy artillery fire and was forced off a bridge into the Euphrates River. All the men in the tank were killed.
Correction Officer Jonathan Narain Way (Queens)
Present name:111th Street
Location:Between Liberty Avenue and 107th Avenue
Honoree: Jonathan Narain, a corrections officer at Rikers Island, was shot and killed on September 14, 2018 in a road rage incident on his way to work. He was a regular attendee and leader at Shree Durga Mandir, a Hindu religious institution, where counseled students and fellow worshippers, often offering career advice about working for the City of New York. He was an inaugural member of Naturally Recklez, a popular charitable Caribbean music group in Queens where he played the dholak, a percussion instrument. He left behind a legacy as a role model and provided young people access to music education. Within the Department of Correction, he was an active member of the Desi Society, a South Asian and Indo-Caribbean organization that seeks to increase minority recruitment in the Department. (Adams)
Cosmos FM Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 29th Street and 23rd Avenue
Honoree: Cosmos FM is a Greek-American radio station founded in 1987 that provides the Hellenic community in the city a voice on the airwaves. Currently (2017), it has over 5,000 sustaining members and 200,000 listeners. Cosmos provides news from Greece and Cyprus, as well as programming on politics, science, social issues, religion, health, finance, music, the arts, sports and community affairs. Cosmos FM has been an integral part of the Greek-American experience in Astoria. (Constantinides)
Council Member Thomas V. Ognibene Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 83rd Street and Furmanville Avenue
Honoree: Thomas V. Ognibene (1943-2015) was elected to the New York City Council in November 1991. He was subsequently reelected , serving the full ten years allowed by term limits. During this time, he served on the Finance, Public Safety, Housing and Buildings, Standard and Ethics, and General Welfare committees. In 1995, he was appointed by Speaker Peter F. Vallone to the Council’s Leadership Team and Budget Negotiating Committee, where he gained extensive experience in negotiating the City’s legislative and financial agenda with the Mayor. On November 23, 1994, he was elected as the Minority Leader of the New York City Council. As Minority Leader, he was well known as respected for his passionate defense of his communities’ middle class principles. He made numerous appearances on national and local television and radio and was particular well known for his appearances on NY1, where he was earned a reputation as an aggressive debatet. He was instrumental in the reconstruction of Juniper Valley Park in the 1990s and early 2000s. He served as Executive Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the Queens County Republican Party, President of the Evergreen Republican Club, Law Chairman of the Queens County Conservative Party and was a member of the Blackstone Lawyers Club, Catholic War Veterans, American Legion, Americans of Italian Heritage and Glendale Kiwanis. (Holden and Ulrich)
CPL. John McHugh Way (Queens)
Present name:156th Street
Location:Between 14th Avenue and Crydners Lane
Honoree:  John McHugh (1924-2019) served in the First Infantry Division in WWII. He fought in the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge and received the Silver Star for gallantry in action; the Bronze Star for meritorious service; the European Theater of Operations ribbon which contains silver arrow head for the Normandy invasion; four bronze stars which indicate the major battles he fought in; two Presidential unit citations for Crucifix Hill and Hurtgen Forest; the combat infantry badge and the Fort Eger given by Belgium for action there during the war. In 2014, he was inducted into the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame and was an honoree at the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. (Vallone)
CW5 Howard C. Haider Way (Queens)
Present name:Northern Boulevard
Location:Between 207th Street and the Clearview Expressway northbound
Honoree: Howard C. Haider (1941-2016) served in the New York Army National Guard from 1963 to 2003. He was the first person in the state to secure the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CW5). He also served as colonel and commandant of the Old Guard of the City of New York and was involved in many military, veterans, religious and fraternal organizations, as well as the Bronx Chapter of the National Guard technician labor union (ACT). He was actively engaged with the St. Kevin’s Sea Cadets for 40 plus years; President of the Empire State Warrant Officers Association; and Vice President for NG Affairs of the US Army Warrant Officers Association. (Vallone)

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