My name Teresa Pedroza, on January 13th 2012 my beautiful 12-year old grand-daughter, Dashane Santana, was struck and killed by a minivan on Delancey Street, one of the most dangerous cross walks in New York City. Delancey Street is not a street, but a highway, yet there is no crossing guard to protect our children. This situation will only get worse with the newly proposed development in the area.
My family, with overwhelming support from the community, wants to honor Dashane by co-naming the intersection of Delancey and Clinton Street, North side. This is not something I want to do. This is something we MUST do in honor of my beloved grand-daughter Dashane to make sure this tragedy does not happen again.
Community Board 3 is showing opposition to honor my young grand-daughter by co-naming Delancey and Clinton Street-North side. I felt Dashane victimized once again. We need you to help and support by signing this petition to show Community Board 3 that we stand united to make the streets safer for our children by honoring my grand-daughter Dashane Santana.