NYC Honorary Street Names

"F" Honorary Streets: Queens

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Father Eugene F. Donnelly Corner (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of 80th Street and 25th Avenue2013/50
Honoree: Father Eugene F. Donnelly (1921-2012) served as a parish priest in Queens for 59 years, of which 42 years were at Our Lady of Fatima, East Elmhurst.
LL:2013/50
Father John J. Murray Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Union Turnpike and Bell Boulevard
Honoree: Father Murray (1929-2007) was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest on May 29, 1965. He was an alcoholic who struggled with the disease for years and decided to seek help. He joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and later became a leader of the local chapter. Over the years, he helped thousands of others who struggled with the disease of alcoholism. He also joined the Bishop’s Committee on Alcoholism Counseling. He was very involved with youth activities and neighborhood betterment activities such as the Clean-Up of the Greenway. (Grodenchik)
LL:2017/110
Father Joseph David Colbert Way (Queens)
Present name:68th Street
Location:Myrtle Avenue to Cooper Avenue
Honoree: Father Joseph David Colbert (1933-2000) was ordained in 1959. He served at two other parishes in Queens before becoming Pastor at St. Pancras Parish, which he served until his death. Father Colbert led the restoration of St. Pancras Church, and maintained and improved St. Pancras School, both located in this block.
LL:2001/ 81
Felicia Hamilton Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Vernon Boulevard and 51st Street
Honoree: Felicia Hamilton (b. 1939) worked at Fiduciary Trust International in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/34
Felix Cuervo Corner (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of 86th Avenue and 111th Street
Honoree: Felix J. Cuervo was the founder and president of the Native New Yorkers' Historical Association, which strove to raise awareness of the city's historic heritage. He was among the first people to conduct historical walking tours of New York City. His organization also placed plaques on historic sites in the city and monuments on the unmarked graves of several notable people buried in Queens. Mr. Cuervo died in 1992 at age 73.
LL:1993/5
FF Michael Brennan Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 41st Street and 50th Avenue
Honoree: Michael Brennan (1973-2001), a New York City Firefighter, was a lifelong resident of the Sunnyside section of Queens. He was assigned to Ladder Company No. 4 in Manhattan. On September 11th Michael Brennan answered the call to the World Trade Center and perished in the collapse of the twin towers. (Van Bramer)
LL:2017/45
FF Peter F. McLaughlin Way (Queens)
Present name:Queens Blvd
Location:The south side of Queens Boulevard between 64th and 65th Streets.
Honoree: As a teenager, Peter McLaughlin (1964-1995) joined the Northport (NY) Fire Department Junior Smoke Eaters and earned a certificate from the NYS Firefighters School. After serving four years in the Marine Corps, he joined the NYFD in 1988. In 1993 he became a member of Rescue Unit #4 in Queens, which is located nearby. On October 8, 1995, while fighting a fire on the top floor of a building in Long Island City, FF McLaughlin was fatally injured when the ceiling fell on him.
LL:1996/82
Firefighter Andrew Christopher Brunn Street (Queens)
Present name:211th Street
Location:Between 41st Avenue and 39th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Andrew Christopher Brunn (b. 1973) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/62
Firefighter Carl F. Asaro Way (Queens)
Present name:147th Street
Location:Between Willets Point Boulevard and 24th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Carl F. Asara (b. 1961) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2003/62
Firefighter Carl John Bedigian Road (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Northwest corner of 14th Road and 118th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Carl John Bedigian (b. 1966) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Christopher J. Pickford Street (Queens)
Present name:122nd Street
Location:Between 85th Avenue and Hillside Avenue
Honoree: Christopher J. Pickford (1969-2001) was an accomplished guitarist and song writer and used these talents in several bands throughout the years, appearing regularly in Manhattan’s East Village. He joined the NYFD in January 2000. He was one of the 342 firefighters killed in fire rescue operations at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 19
Firefighter Eugene M. Whelan Street (Queens)
Present name:Beach 37th Street
Location:Between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach Channel Drive
Honoree: Firefighter Eugene M. Whelan (b. 1969) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2003/62
Firefighter John Heffernan Street (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:the intersection of Beach 114th Street and the Boardwalk
Honoree: Firefighter John Heffernan (b. 1964) was killed on September 11, 2001 during firefighting and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/63
Firefighter John J. Florio Place (Queens)
Present name:77th Place
Location:Between Eliot Avenue and Juniper Boulevard North
Honoree: Firefighter John J. Florio (b. 1967) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter John Sineno Drive (Queens)
Present name:87th Drive
Location:between Commonwealth Boulevard and 248th Street
Honoree: John Sineno (1930-2003) joined the NYFD in 1962. He was assigned to Engine 58 in Harlem, where his skills in the kitchen were quickly harnessed. In 1972, along with Joe Hickey and Jack Mera, he helped establish the New York Hospital – New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. He was the author of two best-selling cookbooks whose proceeds went to the Burn Center and other charitable causes.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter LT Robert F. Wallace Street (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of 86th Street and 89th Avenue
Honoree: Lt. Robert F. Wallace (b. 1958) was killed on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2005/43
Firefighter Matthew David Garvey Street (Queens)
Present name:46th Street
Location:Between 47th Avenue and 48th Avenue
Honoree: Matthew David Garvey (b. 1963) was killed on September 11, 2001 during firefighting and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/63
Firefighter Matthew E. Barnes Drive (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 53rd Drive and 63rd Place
Honoree: Firefighter Matthew E. Barnes (b. 1963) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/08
Firefighter Michael Carlo Avenue (Queens)
Present name:8th Avenue
Location:Between 147th Street and 149th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Michael Carlo (b. 1967) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/15
Firefighter Michael Cawley Place (Queens)
Present name:Kalmia Avenue
Location:Between Parsons Boulevard and 156th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Michael Cawley (b. 1969) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/ 06
Firefighter Michael F. Lynch Way (Queens)
Present name:41st Avenue
Location:Between Union Street and Kissena Boulevard
Honoree: Firefighter Michael F. Lynch (b. 1968) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/63
Firefighter Michael Haub Road (Queens)
Present name:14th Road
Location:Between 119th Street and 120th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Michael Haub (b. 1967) was killed on September 11, 2001 during firefighting and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2004/63
Firefighter Michael J. Elferis Street (Queens)
Present name:130th Street
Location:Between 23rd Avenue and 25th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Michael J. Elferis (b. 1973) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Michael Weinberg Way (Queens)
Present name:Eliot Avenue
Location:Between 72nd Street and 74th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Michael Weinberg (b. 1967) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter Paul Gill Street (Queens)
Present name:35th Street
Location:Between Broadway and 34th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Paul Gill (b. 1967) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Richard Sclafani Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of 30 th Avenue and 49th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Richard Sclafani (1967-2005) ran into a burning building to save the lives of children who were participating in a birthday party. He was the 1131st New York City Firefighter to die in the line of duty.
LL:2005/131
Firefighter Scott A. Larsen Boulevard (Queens)
Present name:Woodhaven Boulevard
Location:Between 83rd Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Scott A. Larsen (b. 1966) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter Scott M. Kopytko Triangle (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Triangle formed by Oak Avenue, Quince Avenue and 158th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Scott M. Kopytko (b. 1958) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/ 06
Firefighter Sergio Gabriel Villanueva Way (Queens)
Present name:149th street
Location:Between Northern Boulevard and 35th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Sergio Gabriel Villanueva (b. 1968) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter Stephen P. Russell Memorial Drive (Queens)
Present name:Bayfield Avenue
Location:Between Beach 72nd Street and Beach 65th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Stephen P. Russell.(b. 1961) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Thomas A. Casoria Way (Queens)
Present name:22nd Avenue
Location:Between 149th Street and 150th Street
Honoree: Thomas A. Casoria was a New York City firefighter who was tragically killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.
LL:2008/64
Firefighter Thomas A. Gardner Street (Queens)
Present name:163rd Street
Location:Between 43rd Avenue and 45th Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Thomas A. Gardner (b. 1962) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LL:2003/62
Firefighter Thomas McCann Place (Queens)
Present name:44th Street
Location:Between 48th Avenue and Laurel Hill Boulevard
Honoree: Firefighter Thomas McCann (b. 1955) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Thomas R. Kelly Avenue (Queens)
Present name:99th Avenue
Location:Between 97th Street and 98th Street
Honoree: Firefighter Thomas R. Kelly (b. 1962) died on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
LL:2003/34
Firefighter Timothy M. Welty Street (Queens)
Present name:159th Street
Location:Between 29th Avenue and 32nd Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Timothy M. Welty (b. 1967) was killed at the World Trade Center during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/ 06
Firefighter Vincent S. Morello street (Queens)
Present name:81st Street
Location:Between 62nd Avenue and 63rd Avenue
Honoree: Firefighter Vincent Morello (b. 1967) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/ 28
Firefighter William Henry Avenue (Queens)
Present name:133rd Avenue
Location:Between Farmers Boulevard and 176th Street
Honoree: Firefighter William Henry (b. 1952) was killed during fire and rescue operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2002/28
Firefighters John Downing, Harry Ford and Brian Fahey Way (Queens)
Present name:Astoria Boulevard
Location:Between 12th Street and 14th Street
Honoree: On June 17, 2001, a Sunday, the NYFD lost Firefighters John Downing, (Ladder 163 in Queens) 40, an 11-year veteran; Brian Fahey, (Rescue 4 in Queens), 46, a 14-year veteran; and Henry Ford, (Rescue 4 in Queens), 50, a 20-year veteran. They had answered a call to an explosion and fire on Astoria Boulevard. Ford and Downing were killed when the building façade collapsed on them. Fahey was killed inside the building when it imploded. [See also John Downing Park]
LL:2003/34
First United Methodist Church Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Northwest corner of 149th Street and Roosevelt Avenue
Honoree: Since 1811, the Flushing United Methodist Church has grown steadily to become the largest Methodist church in the nation.
LL:2012/14
Florry Burrell Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of 52nd Avenue at 94th Street
Honoree: Florry Burrell (1924-2002) moved to Elmhurst in 1952 and became a well-known and beloved figure in the community. She volunteered for the Red Cross and became a Girl Scout troop leader. She was also a school aide at PS 13 for many years.
LL:2006/50
Flt. Officer Lawrence A. Brown Corner (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:On the north corner of Tuskegee Airmen Way and 153rd Street
Honoree: Flight Officer Lawrence A. (Bubba) Brown (1909-2012), one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, was drafted in 1942 and served in a segregated unit in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was wounded in Italy and spent 18 months recovering in Army hospitals. After his discharge, he worked in the Minnesota Department of Revenue as a tax auditor. From 1966 to 1968, he helped set up an income tax withholding system in Uganda under a contract with the U. S. Agency for International Development. He was a founder of the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, opened in 1979. He was a volunteer coach and mentor at Phyllis Wheatley Community Center and also tutored in the Minneapolis public schools. (Wills) [This is one of 18 namings along Tuskegee Airmen Way honoring outstanding units and individuals in African-American military history.]
LL:2014/34
Forest Park Memorial Drive (Queens)
Present name:Forest Park Drive
Location:Through Forest Park
Honoree: Forest Park currently includes several memorials in recognition of veterans who have served in WWI, WWII and Vietnam. Additionally, the Park contains a 9/11 memorial near the bandstand in recognition of all those who lost their lives in the attacks. Forest Park Drive connects all of these memorials. hence its designation as Forest Park Memorial Drive. (Crowley)
LL:2017/45
Fr. John J. Gribbon Way (Queens)
Present name:245th Street
Location:Between Northern Boulevard and Alameda Avenue
Honoree: Father John J. Gribbon (1925-2005) was a priest with the Church of St. Anastasia in Douglaston for 39 years. He also served as chaplain for the Little Neck-Douglaston Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
LL:2008/48
Francisco Munoz Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue
Honoree: Francisco Munoz (b. 1972) was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
LL:2004/08
Frank Carvill Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Woodside Avenue and 59th Street
Honoree: Frank Carvill was killed on National Guard duty in Iraq. He was a founding member of Irish Immigration Reform and of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center. He was killed by a landmine on June 4, 2004. He and another soldier killed in the same attack were the first New Jersey National Guards to be killed in combat since World War II. 
LL:2005/43
Frank D. O’Connor Playground (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Existing playground located south of Broadway, east of 78th Street, and West of 79th Street
Honoree: After serving in the Coast Guard in World War II, Frank D. O'Connor (1909-1992) was elected to three terms in the NYS Senate. In 1955 he was elected Queens District Attorney, a post he held for 10 years. He was President of the City Council from 1965 to 1968, when he was elected to the NYS Supreme Court. In 1976 he was appointed Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Department.
LL:1993/80
Frank Justich Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of 35th Street and Ditmars Boulevard
Honoree: Frank Justich (1968-2010 was a Department of Sanitation worker who was killed on duty when he was struck by a tractor trailer. His badge number 11444 will be retired and Queens West 1 Garage where he worked will be named for him.
LL:2011/47
Frank Koestner Avenue (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Forest Avenue and Woodbine Street
Honoree: Frank Koestner (b. 1953) worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
LL:2003/34
Frank Kowalinski Way (Queens)
Present name:Maspeth Avenue
Location:Between 61st Street and 64th Street
Honoree: Frank Kowalinski (1894-1918)was the first U.S. Army soldier of Polish descent from Maspeth to be killed in combat during World War I. He was drafted in 1917 and from injuries sustained in battle in France. Post 4 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans in Maspeth was named for him in 1931. The Post also recognized the over three million Polish-Americans who have died while seving in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Crowley)
LL:2015/76
Frank LoCicero Bellerose - Hillside Civic Garden (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Entire traffic island on Hillside Avenue and the Cross Island Parkway Service Road South
Honoree: Frank P. LoCicero (1918-1997) was a commercial artist. At 17, he had been the youngest person to have a sculpture exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1950, he and his wife bought a home in Bellerose and he became active in the Bellerose Hillside Civic Association. Later, as its president, he led successful campaigns against the siting of a prison and a sanitation garage at the former Creedmore Psychiatric Center. A memorial to him is in this triangle.
LL:2002/ 19
Fred J. Mazzarello Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 14th Road and College Point Boulevard
Honoree: Fred J. Mazzarello was 82 at the time of his death. Mr. Mazzarello founded the College Point Board of Trade in 1969, and served as its President for many years. He also served as Chairman of the College Point Memorial Day parade for over a decade.
LL:2008/48
Fred Wilson Way (Queens)
Present name:Bedell Street
Location:Between Baisley Boulevard and Farmers Boulevard
Honoree: Fred Wilson (1929-1984), a production supervisor for the New York Herald Tribune, moved to Rochdale Village with his family in the early 1960s. . He was a member of the Board of Directors of Rochdale Village, President of the Rochdale Village Black Society, and an active member of the local PTA. In 1972 he was elected Democratic District Leader of the 32nd Assembly District and served in that post for 12 years.
LL:2001/71
Frederick T. Haller, Jr. Way (Queens)
Present name:Union Turnpike
Location:Between Woodhaven Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue
Honoree: Frederick T. Haller, Jr. (d. 2007) was active in the Glendale community all of his life. He was the founder of the Greater Ridgewood YMCA, held several Board positions of the Glendale Kiwanis Club, was the Chairman of Community Board 5 for more than ten years and served on the Board of Wyckoff Heights Hospital for forty years.
LL:2009/46


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