Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Renaming 70 Thoroughfares And Public Places

December 28, 2009

Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws

“The final bill before me today is Introductory Number 1103-A, sponsored by Council Members Avella, Barron, Brewer, Comrie, Dickens, Dilan, Ferreras, Foster, Gentile, Gerson, Gioia, Gonzalez, James, Liu, Mealy, Mendez, Nelson, Palma, Recchia, Rivera, Sanders, Seabrook, Vacca, Ulrich, Weprin, White and Yassky.  Introductory Number ll03-A renames seventy thoroughfares and public places throughout the City.                     

“The first names I will read are streets named in honor of three men who died on September 11, 2001, and although this is a modest gesture, this local law demonstrates the City’s commitment to always remember those who perished that day.

 Thomas Joseph Sgroi
A 9-11 Memorial Way

 Christian Regenhard Way
 Officer Dominick Pezzulo Triangle 
 The Bronx
 The Bronx

“Next I will read two streets named in honor of Police and Fire Department personnel who died in the line of duty.

 Fire Fighter Alfred Ronaldson Place   The Bronx

Firefighter Ronaldson was killed in the line of duty, when a section of floor caved in under him after a fire.

 Police Officer Kevin M. Lee Way  Staten Island
Police Officer Lee collapsed after chasing and struggling to capture a trio of robbery suspects.

“The remaining names represent individuals or entities that are being recognized by the City Council for which each Council Member who submitted a name presented justification for this recognition.”

 Ron Carey Avenue  Queens
 Betty Pegen Way  Queens
 Sol Soskin Way  Queens
 Kenneth Jackson Jr. Blvd.  Brooklyn
 Power Memorial Way  Manhattan
 Morris R. Lee Place  Queens
 John Hicks Way  Manhattan
 Sugar Ray Robinson Way  Manhattan
 Anthony Aristedes Delgado Way  Brooklyn
 Mitad del Mundo  Queens
 Veterans Memorial Way  Brooklyn
 Rev. Robert G. Lane Blvd.  The Bronx
 Walter L. Johnson Corner Developer
of Dyker Heights
 Rosemarie O'Keefe Way  Brooklyn
 Hank Vogt Way  Brooklyn
 Dr. Michael Brienza Way  Brooklyn
 Hon. Thomas Tam Way  Manhattan
 The Bowery Mission Way  Manhattan
 Roger Laghezza Place  Queens
 Nicolas A. Nowillo Place  Queens
 Francesco "Frankie" Loccisano Way  Brooklyn
 Dr. Jitendra Sukhadia Crossing  Staten Island
 Benny A. Lyde Place  Brooklyn
 Bernard L. Shapiro Boulevard  Queens
 Janice Marie Knight Street  Brooklyn
 Dr. Saul J. Farber Way  Manhattan
 NYS Senator 1956-2006
Hon. John J. Marchi Way
 Staten Island
 Catherine Vanden-Heuvel Way  Staten Island
 Elizabeth Stanton Way  Staten Island
 Arthur F. Newcombe Sr. Way  Staten Island
 FDNY Lt. John "Muzz" Murray Way  Staten Island
 Corporal John C. Johnson, Sr. Road  Staten Island
 Custodian Engineer Martin T. Cavanagh Way  Staten Island
 Sergeant Gerald A. Johnson Corner  Staten Island
 Carmine Narducci Way  Staten Island
 Bobby Smith Court  Staten Island
 Curtis High School Alumni Way  Staten Island
 Michael Cocozza Way  Staten Island
 Rabbi Dr. Joseph I. Singer Way  Brooklyn
 Sheila Nelson Way  Brooklyn
 Eugene S. Devlin III Way  Staten Island
 Michael A. Primiano Way  Staten Island
 Sal Somma Way  Staten Island
 PV2 Isaac T. Cortes Way  The Bronx
 Sister Jane Talbot Way  Brooklyn
 Ken Siegelman Way  Brooklyn
 Lance Corporal Alberto Francesconi Place  The Bronx
 Mr. Joseph Zinzi Place  The Bronx
 Supervising Fire Dispatcher
Dennis Patrick O'Connell Place
 The Bronx
 J. Clifford Gadsden Place  Queens
 Edith Copeland Baldwin Way  The Bronx
 Detective Rudolph Vinston Edwards, Sr. Way  The Bronx
 Gloria D. Alexander Way  The Bronx
 Dorothy P. Gomes Way  The Bronx
 Charles Carroccetto Corner  The Bronx
 Beverly Baxter Blvd.  Queens
 Sean Bell Way  Queens
 Ghanwatti Boodram Way  Queens
 Mike Lee Corner  Brooklyn
 Burlingame Court  Queens
 James Court  Queens
 McKee Court  Queens
 Calhoun Court  Queens
 Moncrief Court  Queens
 Lockwood Court  Queens

Stu Loeser/Evelyn Erskine

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