2016-11-23 / Front Page

Street Co-Named In Honor Of Jackson Heights Civic Leader

In honor of the late civic leader, Emma Brandt, a street co-naming celebration was held on 74th Street and 30th Avenue. The event was celebrated by her family, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Assembly Member Michael DenDekker, and other friends and members of the community. In honor of the late civic leader, Emma Brandt, a street co-naming celebration was held on 74th Street and 30th Avenue. The event was celebrated by her family, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Assembly Member Michael DenDekker, and other friends and members of the community. New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides celebrated the co-naming of a Jackson Heights street in honor of the late civic leader, Emma Brandt. The celebration took place on November 18, at the intersection of 74th Street and 30th Avenue along with the Brandt family and friends, Assembly Member Michael DenDekker, members of North Queens Homeowners Civic Association, and others.
Earlier this year, the City Council unanimously passed INT. 1227, co-naming this and other streets throughout the city, and it was signed into law by Mayor de Blasio.
Brandt was a civic leader and advocate for her Jackson Heights community. She was a member of the North Queens Homeowners Civic Association since 1961, and served as its president from 1987 to 1989. She was also a member of the Jackson Heights Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Elmhurst Hospital Advisory Board, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, and the Queens American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as a chaplain. She was named Woman of the Year by former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.
Constantinides said, “We are proud to honor Emma Brandt today. Devoted service to one’s community deserves to be lauded and recognized, and I can think of no better tribute to such an accomplished woman than by having the street she called home forever bear her name. We commemorate her service to the Jackson Heights community, through this street co-naming. Thank you to everyone for joining us in celebrating her memory.”
The Brandt family said, “Our mom’s involvement in the community showed us that in giving of yourself you reap many lifelong rewards.”
President of the North Queens Homeowners Civic Association Donna Raymond said, “I thank Council Member Constantinides and Community Board 3 for making this day come true for Emma and her family. Emma was a real trooper, and always made herself available to all. Today this community comes out to say thank you to Emma for her community service. If she were here today and walked past her name on this corner, she would smile and say ‘job well done.’”


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