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Looking Ahead: Geraldine Ferraro Street Co-naming

Koslowitz to hold ceremony in Forest Hills later this month.

Last year, Forest Hills and the rest of the country said goodbye to former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, the first female politian on a major party presidential ticket.

Later this month, City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz will honor Ferraro by co-naming a portion of the street at Ascan Avenue and Austin Street "Geraldine Ferraro Way."

The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Ascane Avenue and Austin Street. Several local leaders will be in attendance, as well as friends of the late congresswoman.

Ferraro lived much of her life in Forest Hills, and served as the Congresswoman for the area for three terms before joining Walter Mondale as his running mate in 1984.

"I believe she's the first woman in Community Board 6 who this is going to be done for, and I think that's an exceptional moment and a great recognition of her," said CB6 Chairman Joseph Hennessy at a meeting on the subject last year.

Koslowitz also expressed admiration for Ferraro after she passed away last March.

“I was proud to have known Geraldine Ferraro and admired her strength and knowledge,” Koslowitz said. “I was also proud to have her as my constituent. She will be missed, but always remembered. She truly paved the way for women.”

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