Tuesday night’s Community Board meeting saw progress in efforts to co-name the north side of the intersection of Delancey and Clinton Streets for Dashane Santana, a 12-year-old girl killed in a traffic accident at the crosswalk in January. The board voted in overwhelming support for the co-naming, citing Santana’s tragic death as the impetus for improved safety measures that the city is currently implementing at the site of the accident.
Previously, CB3’s transportation committee had supported the co-naming after receiving more than 300 signatures from residents of the area immediately surrounding the dangerous intersection. The lone member of CB3 to oppose the measure, Morris Faitelewicz, said that co-naming had become too frequent in recent years on the Lower East Side.
The City Council now weighs in on the co-naming proposal.