Feb 23, 2015 By Christian Murray
Community Board 2 has started the process to name a street after Tony Mazzarella, the long-time owner of the Waterfront Crabhouse who passed away late last month.
Former Community Board chair Joe Conley suggested co-naming 2nd Street and Borden Ave. after Mazzarella who was actively involved in community service in Long Island City and elsewhere.
The street would be co-named Anthony Mazzarella Way and would be adjacent to the Crabhouse that closed last week.
Conley said that the family reached out to CB2 for the street co-naming so it could honor his life and legacy.
Mazzarella was an active supporter of cancer-fighting causes. He served as a member of the board of directors for the Queens division of the American Cancer Society, where he raised tens of thousands of dollars for the organization.
Furthermore, he would donate at least $1,000 each year to the 108 Precinct community group that would buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children each year.
The community board is expected to approve the street co-naming at its March meeting.