Dashane Santana Co-Naming of Delancey Approved by CB3
For Teresa Pedroza, grandmother of 12-year-old Dashane Santana, two times was a charm.
Last month, the bereaved Pedroza appeared before the transportation committee to argue for co-naming rights in the northern intersection of Delancey and Clinton Streets. It was here one January afternoon that her granddaughter crossed the thoroughfare for the last time, as a minivan fatally collided with her in the crosswalk. The motion to memorialize was tabled until she received more community support (i.e. signatures).
That approval finally happened earlier this week in front of the same board members. But it’s far from a done deal. The motion must be approved by the full board on June 26, and then head to City Council as a bill with other co-namings.
Santana’s death was in many ways the final straw that finally spurred pols to act on the safety of “Death-lancey.”
Should her memorial be treated differently than other tragedies along this thoroughfare in recent years? That’s an awful lot of additional street signs…