Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Signs Legislation Naming 77 Streets

October 20, 2003

Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Law

"The last bill before me is Introductory Number 565, sponsored by Council Members Addabbo Jr., Speaker Miller, and Council Members Avella, Baez, Brewer, Comrie, Felder, Fidler, Gentile, Gerson, Jackson, Katz, Liu, Lopez, Martinez, McMahon, Monserrate, Quinn, Recchia, Jr., Rivera, Sanders, Jr., Serrano, Yassky, Weprin, Gallagher, Lanza and Oddo.

"This bill renames seventy-seven thoroughfares and public places throughout the City. The first 52 names that I will read are streets or thoroughfares renamed in honor of those who died on September 11th. Even though over two years have passed since that tragic event, this action, although a modest gesture, will let it be known that the City will never forget those who perished that day.

"I will now read the first 52 names of civilians and firefighters who died on September 11th.

Captain Walter G. Hynes Way
Lieutenant Vincent G. Halloran Street
Firefighter Carl F. Asaro Way
Firefighter Andrew Christopher Brunn Street
Battalion Chief Lawrence T. Stack Street
Sareve Dukat Avenue
Firefighter Ruben Correa Street
Firefighter Kevin Bracken Corner
Frank Pershep Way
William "Bill" Berstein Parkway
Fire Lieutenant Paul R. Martini Way
Fire Captain Timothy Stackpole Corner
Kenneth C. Ledee Place
Andrew and Vincent Abate Way
Firefighter Dennis Patrick O’Berg Avenue
Firefighter Eric T. Allen Way
Stephen G. Hoffman Way
Jennifer Mazzotta Way
Firefighter Gary Geidel, Rescue Co. 1, FDNY Avenue
Firefighter Peter Louis Freund Avenue
Lloyd Rosenberg Court
Brian F. Hennessey Avenue
Lisa Bella Di Fato Cannava Avenue
Michael DiRienzo Street
Steven Lauria Avenue
Firefighter John K. McAvoy Street
Jennifer Lynn Tzemis Avenue
Mary Catherine Murphy Boffa Avenue
Scott M. McGovern Avenue
Firefighter Thomas A. Gardner Street
Alejandro Cordero Way
Firefighter Thomas W. Kelly Way
Firefighter Richard J. Kelly Jr. Way
Angela Susan Scheinberg Way
Lillian Caceres Way
Anthony Luparello Way
Firefighter Jeff Palazzo Place
Rosemary Ann Smith Place
Patricia A. Kuras Way
Marie Lukas Drive
Denise L. Benedetto Place
Firefighter Allan Tarasiewicz Corner
Firefighter Anthony Rodriguez Avenue
Firefighter Brian Cannizzaro Way
Lt. Harvey Harrell Corner, FDNY
Lt. Stephen Harrell Way, FDNY
Laura Gilly Way
Firefighter Alan Feinberg Place
Firefighter Eugene M. Whelan Street
Clara Hinds Street
FF Carl J. Bedigian Way
Lt. Andrew Desperito Way

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"The remaining 25 names represent individuals or entities that are being honored for their accomplishments. While it is not possible to describe the reason each individual or entity is deserving of a street name change, each Council Member who submitted a name presented a detailed justification for this honor.

"I will now read the list of the next 25 names to be honored:"

James Conway Sullivan Boulevard
Henry Weichaitis Road
Hillside Avenue
Douglas Road
Little Neck Road
Cherry Street
Willow Street
Rev. Randolph Barnes, Jr. Place
Betty Davis Street
Bay Ridge United Methodist Church Corner
Joe Imbriale Corner
Dominick Sabatino Bridge 1937
Sharon Mary Pascale Field
Corporal Robert Marcus Rodriguez Way
Mary Davies Drive
Police Officer John M. Kelly Way
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Boulevard
Staff Sgt. Riayan Agusto Tejeda Street
P.O. Thomas Schimenti Jr. Corner
Deacon Ross Calimano Corner
Anna Sokolow Way
Leo Fracassi Way
Celia Cruz Boulevard
Mario P. Russo Boulevard
Piccirilli Place

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