NYC Honorary Street Names
"D" Honorary Streets: Staten Island
Daniel P. Rieu Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Bidwell Avenue and Lathrop Avenue
Honoree: Daniel P. Rieu (d. 2010) was vice-president of the Westerleigh Improvement Society for over 30 years as well as a member of Community Board 1.. He was an advocate for the preservation of the Staten Island Greenbelt and for children and adults with special needs.
Daniela R. Notaro Way (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of 8th Street and Reno Avenue
Honoree: Daniela R. Notaro (1976-2001) was tragically killed in the terror attacks on 9-11. She worked for Carr Futures on the 92nd floor of World Trade Center’s Tower 1. She was only 25 years old.
Danny Pesce Place (Staten Island)
Present name:Scranton Avenue
Location:Between Pompey Avenue and Wainwright Avenue
Honoree: Danny Pesce (b. 1967) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Dante L. Ferrari Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Cromwell Avenue
Location:Between Hylan Boulevard and Laconia Avenue
Honoree: Dante Ferrari (1915-1990) was the Staten Island Democratic Party leader from 1971 to 1973 and the Chief Clerk of the Staten Island Surrogate’s Court for 15 years. He was the director of the New York and Suburban Saving and Loan Association in Manhattan and was a leader in several charitable organizations.
Darryl Anthony Taylor Street (Staten Island)
Location:Southeast corner of the intersection of Osgood Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue
Honoree: Darryl Anthony Taylor (b. 1949) was working for General Telecom at the World Trade Center when he was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Dave Brennan’s Elks Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Wainwright Avenue at Richmond Avenue
Honoree: Dave Brennan, a veteran of the Korean War, was County Commander of the American Legion, and a member of Catholic War Veterans and Korean War veterans. He was also trustee chairman of the Elks Lodge, located at Wainwright and Richmond Avenue. Hence, the co-naming will read “Dave Brennan’s Elks Way”
David Villamarin Drive (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Lake Avenue at the northwest corner of Richmond Terrace
Honoree: David Villamarin (1954-2005) was the President of Villa Marin Pontiac-Buick-GMC-Cadillac auto dealerships and was an active member of the Staten Island community, participating in many charitable organizations such as the CYO, the Boy Scouts of America and the Staten Island University Hospital.
Deacon Ross Calimano Corner (Staten Island)
Location:The intersection of Cedar Grove Avenue and Garibaldi d Avenue
Honoree: Ross Calimano (1932-2003) moved to New Dorp Beach in the late 1940s and immediately associated himself with the Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. chapel, a mission of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, assisting the late sexton Henry Cale. He was ordained a deacon in May 1980 and later became the only deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of New York to serve as spiritual leader of a chapel.
Deborah L. Macula Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Steele Avenue and 3rd Street
Honoree: Deborah L. Macula (1952-2003) worked 29 years at Our Lady of Peace, 20 as a teacher and 9 as the Principal. She helped families in need and raised funds for Staten Island organizations. A medical clinic for the poor in the Town of Mary, India, isnamed in Deborah’s memory.
Debra Ann DiMartino Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Sharrotts Road
Location:Between Bloomingdale Road and Vetrans Road East
Honoree: Debra Ann DiMartino(b. 1965) worked for the firm of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods at the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Denise L. Benedetto Place (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Bradley Avenue and Holden Boulevard
Honoree: Denise L. Benedetto (b. 1960) worked at Aon Corporation in the World Trade Center. She was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Det. Raymond “Pally” Taylor Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northwest corner of Forest Avenue and Pelton Avenue
Honoree: Raymond Taylor joined the NYPD in 1957. As a detective assigned to the Crimes Against Persons Squad on Staten Island, he arrested John Gotti for murder. He was instrumental in starting the NYPD’s Joint Organized Crime Task Force in the late 1960’s.
Detective Frank P. Collins Street (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Willowbrook Road and Buchanan Avenue
Honoree: Frank P. Collins (1973-2002) was an NYPD Undercover Narcotics Detective in Brooklyn South. Detective Collins was killed on June 12, 2002 while riding his motorcycle home from the Brooklyn South Narcotics Unit. As he neared the corner of Seventh Avenue and 72nd Street in Bay Ridge, he swerved to avoid a child who had walked into the street.
Detective Kenny Fung Way (Staten Island)
Location:Northeast corner of Plymouth Road and Mulberry Avenue
Honoree: Detective Kenny G. Fung (1952-1997) became a police officer in January 1981 and was assigned to NSU 12 in Brooklyn. He was subsequently assigned to the 67th Precinct, Brooklyn South Task Force and the OCCB Auto Crime Division.
Detective Michael Morales Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Watchogue Road
Location:Between Livermore Street and Woolley Avenue
Honoree: Michael Morales (1946-2009) a Vietnam veteran, served with the NYPD for 29 years, assigned to the 122nd Precinct Detective Squad. He died from illnesses caused by inhaling toxic materials during rescue and recovery efforts following the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Detective Richard J. DeGaetano Street (Staten Island)
Present name:Ardsley Street
Location:At the Corner of McKinley Avenue
Honoree: Detective Richard J. DeGaetano (1958-2006) was shot in 1992 while on duty as a police officer. After a long and hard recuperation, he returned to the NYPD, working in the Police Self Support Group assisting wounded and disabled officers.
Detective Russel Timoshenko Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Durant Avenue
Location:Between Buffalo Street and Hopkins Avenue
Honoree: Russel Timoshenko, a police officer with the 71st Precinct, was shot in the line of duty on July 9, 2007 and died five days later at the age of 23. He was promoted posthumously to Detective and also awarded the NYPD’s Medal of Honor.
Detective Salvatore J. Cafiso, III Avenue (Staten Island)
Location:NW corner of Queensdale Avenue and Albourne Avenue
Honoree: Salvatore Cafiso (1969-2002) was deeply respected and loved by his family, the members of his community and the brave men and women with whom he served in the NYPD. He was killed in the line of duty when he was only 33 years old.
Diego “Dickie” Palemine Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Corner of Hancock Street and Garretson Avenue
Honoree: Diego “Dickie” Palemine (1944-1986) began his career as a police officer in Manhattan, but was injured while in training and could not continue in the department. He later bought the Dongan Hills family eatery, Lee’s Tavern. Mr. Palemine was a sports enthusiast and a generous sponsor of many local sports teams.
District Attorney Bill Murphy Way (Staten Island)
Location:West side of Bement Avenue and Morrison Avenue
Honoree: William Murphy (1944-2010) was the longest-serving District Attorney in Staten Island history. He was appointed in 1983 by then-Governor Mario Cuomo, and was elected to the position that November. He served on the boards of many charitable and community organizations.
Dominick (Dom) Lambert Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the northeast corner of Forest Avenue and Harbor Road
Honoree: Dominick Lambert (1916-2011) served on Community Board 1 for 25 years. He advocated bringing back the North Shore Railway, which had linked Staten Island to New Jersey, fought against a prposed sludge processing plant in Mariners Harbor, against air traffic noise from Newark Airport and against housing the homeless in the former Conca D’Oro Motel in Mariners Harbor. He received many awards and citations for his work in the community including those from the mayor, borough president, congressmen and assemblymen. (Rose)
Dominick and Theresa DiMartinis Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:Fairbanks Avenue
Location:Between Amboy Road and North Railroad Avenue
Honoree: Knows as the Mayor and his Tiger, this couple was admired as model parents, community activists and devoted friends. On November 12, 2004, on a routine errand to take their grandchild to school, the couple was hit broadside and were killed on impact.
Dominick S. Florio Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Thurston Street and Hawthorne Avenue
Honoree: In 1980 Sanitationman Dominick S. Florio (1942-2009), received an award from NYPD and NYFD for carrying an elderly woman out of a burning four-story building. He was a founding member of the Father Vincent Capodanno Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 42.
Donald C. Leo Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Prescott Avenue
Location:Between North Railroad Avenue and Richmond Road
Honoree: Donald Leo (1978-2008) attended Cortland University studying education, however, his goal was to pursue becoming a crane operator like his father. He was tragically killed on May 30, 2008 when the crane he was operating at 91st Street and First Avenue in Manhattan collapsed.
Donald DiFranco Way (Staten Island)
Present name:Rathburn Avenue
Location:Between Foster Road and Lenevar Avenue
Honoree: Donald DiFranco (b. 1958) was an engineer for WABC-TV at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. [Spelled DeFranco in LL 2002/28]
Dr. Gianpaolo Maestrone Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Parkinson Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Honoree: Dr. Gianpaolo Maestrone (d. 2009) is recognized for his involvement in Parkinson’s disease research. He served for more than 20 years as the Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs for the Grasmere, Staten Island-based American Parkinson Disease Association
Dr. Jitendra Sukhadia Crossing (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Amboy Road and Arden Avenue
Honoree: Dr. Jitendra Sukhadia (d. 2008) was one of Staten Island’s most beloved pediatricians, serving an estimated 10,000 patients. His community services included raising funds for the Share and Care Foundation, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Association, Habitat for Humanity and pediatric cancer awareness.
Dr. Meryl Efron Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Richmond Road and Arthur Kill Road
Honoree: Meryl Efron (1957-2013), a dentist, eased fears and welcomed patients with elaborate decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and St. Patrick's Day. She donated her cooking skills to community events, and volunteered at Richmond Town as a costumed interpreter and guide. She was elected to the board of the Staten Island Historical Society in 2005, and also served on the boards of the St. George Theatre, Project Hospitality and the Staten Island Zoo. In 2000 she became associate director of the Staten Island University Hospital Department of Dentistry. In 1992 she was elected the first woman president of the Richmond County Dental Society. She was also honored for her service to the dental identification unit of the NYC Medical Examiner's Office following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Matteo)
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