Naming an Astoria Street ‘National Herald Way’

(L-R) Amb. Vasilios Philippou, Litsa Diamataris, Vanessa Diamataris, Amb. Catherine Boura, Archbishop Demetrios, Eraklis Diamataris, Publisher-Editor Antonis H. Diamataris, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Councilman Costas Constantinides (Photo via The National Herald)

(L-R) Amb. Vasilios Philippou, Litsa Diamataris, Vanessa Diamataris, Amb. Catherine Boura, Archbishop Demetrios, Eraklis Diamataris, Publisher-Editor Antonis H. Diamataris, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Councilman Costas Constantinides (Photo via The National Herald)

The city has its first Greek-named street, Trey Morris reports in LIC/Astoria Journal. In a recent ceremony, local officials and dignitaries looked on as 30th Street between 37th and 38th avenues in Astoria, Queens, was named National Herald Way, after the Greek publication that has served the Greek-American community for a century. The name is printed in Greek on the street sign.

City Council members Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer worked with Antonis H. Diamataris, publisher of The National Herald, to get the street renamed. Diamataris spoke at the unveiling of the sign.

“Today we do justice to the generations of Greek Americans who came to these blessed shores beginning about 125 years ago,” said Diamataris, “and with hard and honest work were able to put deep roots into this country, to start families, to build churches and schools, to help their families back home and yes, to publish The National Herald.”

In its own coverage of the event, The National Herald wrote that “Hellenism in America received an inspiring tribute” with the dedication of the sign. Diamataris, who has served as publisher of The National Herald for 37 years, spoke of the achievements of Greek Americans in his remarks at the ceremony, reported in The National Herald.

“They worked hard. They suffered discrimination. But they did not disobey the law. They stood within this society with dignity and pride. We slowly put down roots. Deep roots. We raised families. We built churches and schools. We started newspapers. We helped our families in Greece. We helped the motherland.”

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