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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:59 am, Thu Sep 5, 2013.

Jackson Heights and Astoria have just named streets after inspiring members of their communities.

The corner of 73rd Street and 34th Avenue will now be known as Mary Sarro Way after the LGBT rights supporter, district manager of Community Board 3, where she served from 1977 until 1996, and founder or supporter of many organizations such as the 82nd Street Business Improvement District and the neighborhood’s designated precinct, the 115th.

In Astoria, the intersection of Shore Boulevard and 21st Drive — where Gloria D’Amico lived — was named as The Honorable Gloria D’Amico Place.The longtime Astorian was the first female Queens County clerk, a board member of the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens and active an churchgoer and philanthropist.

On hand at the street namings were friends, family and Councilmen Danny Dromm, left with sign, and Peter Vallone Jr., right with string, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, state Sen. Mike Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Assemblymen Ivan Lafayette and Michael Den Dekker, state Sen. Jose Peralta, and District Leaders Maureen Allen and Ed McGowan.

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