2006-09-27 / Features

Union St. P.O. To Be Renamed In Leonard Stavisky's Honor

Legislation to name a Flushing post office in memory of the late Leonard Stavisky has been passed by the House of Representatives, Congressmember Joseph Crowley announced.

The bill to rename the postal facility at 29-50 Union St. the Dr. Leonard Price Stavisky Post Office had been introduced by Congressmember Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside).

Crowley, who recently was elected Queens Democratic leader, stated in remarks printed in the Congressional Record:

"Leonard Stavisky was a giant in Queens County politics. I had the pleasure of getting to know Leonard during our time shared in Albany. I served in the state Assembly and Leonard was a senior member of the state senate. Leonard was a lifelong New Yorker who was deeply committed to leaving his community better than he had found it."

Prior to serving in the senate, Stavisky had a distinguished career as an Assemblymember. There he was chairman of the education committee and wrote the law mandating that New York City had to receive a fixed funding amount from the state each year for education purposes.

Early in his public service career, Stavisky served in the city government during the administration of Mayor Robert Wagner. He also was a professor in later years at his alma mater, the City College of New York.

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