Dashane Santana Co-Naming of Delancey Approved by CB3

Posted on: June 15th, 2012 at 6:49 am by
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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).

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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…

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