Local panel supports app to co-name Ridge street corner in memory of Arthur Schack

April 10, 2018 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Community Board 10 on Monday, March 19 voted unanimously to greenlight a street naming application for the late Arthur Schack.

Schack – a Kings County Supreme Court Justice, former civil court judge, attorney and educator – wore his dedication to the community on his sleeve, according to the board’s Traffic and Transportation Committee Chair Jayne Capetanakis, who spoke of a detailed application submitted to the panel by Schack’s wife, Dilia, that she said, “exceeded the guidelines for both Community Board 10 and the city application for street naming.”

“The documents provided evidence of a lifetime of sustained community service,” Capetanakis said. “As a local high school teacher, as an attorney for the Major League Baseball’s Players Association and ultimately as a New York State Supreme Court Justice, Arthur Schack continued to volunteer his time to many organizations.”

Among them were the Boy Scouts of America, the Guild for Exceptional Children, Friends Of Historic New Utrecht, the Bay Ridge Historical Society and CB 10.

The street naming, should it be approved by the city, will see the corner of 89th Street and Ridge Boulevard become “Arthur Schack Way.” Dilia, his wife of 41 years, was present at the Monday board meeting – held at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway – to see her application get the board’s approval.

Schack died on May 2, 2016 at the age of 70.

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