‘Dashane Santana Way’ Unveiled on Delancey Street 2 Years After Her Death

Posted on: August 4th, 2014 at 6:03 am by
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Twelve-year-old Dashane Santana was run down by a van in the intersection of Clinton and Delancey in February 2012. Her tragic death was essentially the tipping point that spurred the DOT to finally address traffic safety concerns along this clogged corridor. For instance, increasing the crossing time in this crosswalk and expanding the sidewalk further into the roadway.

Four months after the incident, her grandmother, Teresa Pedroza, successfully petitioned City Council (via Community Board 3) to co-name the intersection. But it took two drawn-out years to unveil the actual street sign. Meaning, yesterday.

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The official ceremony transpired yesterday afternoon, commemorating the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton as Dashane Santana Way. Her close family, friends, teachers, and local politicians (Margaret Chin, Rosie Mendez, BP Gale Brewer) were all in attendance to speak about her short life. Purple balloons were distributed and released to conclude the day’s event.

Dashane Santana Way is now a daily reminder of the dangers plaguing pedestrians at this intersection every day.

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