NYC Council Member James Vacca will join local community leaders and friends and family members of Peggy Braverman today, at the intersection of Astor Avenue and Matthews Avenue, to unveil an honorary street sign marking “Peggy Braverman Way.” The street name honor was approved by the City Council in February 2012 at Vacca’s request to honor Braverman’s decades of community involvement and activism.
Braverman believed that local politics played a part in people’s daily lives and did as much work on the streets as she did inside her office. Everyone close to Peggy said she was always working on finding jobs for friends, or looking for apartments to help people who were being evicted.
Braverman, who passed away in March 2011, spent the majority of her life working alongside dozens of Bronx elected officials. She served as Bronx Deputy County Clerk from 1985 until 1999. She was also strongly involved in her community, serving as president of the PTA at Christopher Columbus High School for many years.
Councilman Jimmy Vacca, now a popular Bronx political leader was one public servant whose career Braverman helped jump-start.