Tillie Tarantino Way

(l to r) Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, Council Member Stephen Levin (back, center) with Tillie Tarantino’s family at the street naming. (inset) Council Member Antonio Reynoso led the effort to honor Tarantino in this way.

On October 20th Conselyea Street from Leonard to Lorimer was co-named Tillie Tarantino Way. Neighbors, friends, family, and Assembly Members Lentol and Davila, State Senator Dilan, and Council Members Levin and Reynoso gathered for the unveiling of this tribute for Tarantino, a native daughter, who did so much for the neighborhood she lived a lifetime in and especially her work for senior citizens.

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Tillie outside of 211 Ainslie Street, the home of Swinging Sixties Senior Center, where she was the longtime director

“What a beautiful day to honor a beautiful person. Tillie always expected more from me, like she did of everyone, including herself. May Conselyea Street always be remembered for your decades of service and selflessness. I would like to thank her family, including Maria, her granddaughter for their tremendous advocacy in achieving this street co-naming, St. Nicks Alliance, CB1, and all who knew and loved Tillie. Welcome to Tillie Tarantino Way!” stated Council Member Antonio Reynoso.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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