2011-09-30 / Community

Dedicate ABTS Transit Plaza To Compagna



A plaque dedicates the site to the deceased engineer. A plaque dedicates the site to the deceased engineer.

Alexis Compagna reads from the plaque dedicated to her father. Alexis Compagna reads from the plaque dedicated to her father.

Gerard Romski, the CEO of Arverne By The Sea, speaks with the crowd. Romski says that the Chase Bank in the plaza will open by mid-November and that a Subway restaurant will follow close behind. An Italian restaurant is also scheduled for the site. Gerard Romski, the CEO of Arverne By The Sea, speaks with the crowd. Romski says that the Chase Bank in the plaza will open by mid-November and that a Subway restaurant will follow close behind. An Italian restaurant is also scheduled for the site.

On Tuesday, with members of his family and many city officials on hand, the Arverne By The Sea Transit Plaza on Beach 68 Street was dedicated to longtime city engineer, Tom Compagna, the consulting engineer to a number of Queens Borough presidents. Pictured, Borough President Helen Marshall makes a point to 100 Precinct Commanding Officer, Captain Scott Olexa (left) and Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska. Photos by Howard Schwach On Tuesday, with members of his family and many city officials on hand, the Arverne By The Sea Transit Plaza on Beach 68 Street was dedicated to longtime city engineer, Tom Compagna, the consulting engineer to a number of Queens Borough presidents. Pictured, Borough President Helen Marshall makes a point to 100 Precinct Commanding Officer, Captain Scott Olexa (left) and Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska. Photos by Howard Schwach

Doreen Compagna, the wife of deceased engineer Tom Compagna, and their daughter Alexis look on. Doreen Compagna, the wife of deceased engineer Tom Compagna, and their daughter Alexis look on.

037 BP Marshall presents flowers to Doreen Compagna as Romski looks on. 037 BP Marshall presents flowers to Doreen Compagna as Romski looks on.

BP Marshall poses with the family members. Compagna’s son, Thomas, could not be at the ceremony. BP Marshall poses with the family members. Compagna’s son, Thomas, could not be at the ceremony.

One of the features of the Transit Plaza shops is that parking is available under the subway line, in what was once the Rockaway Freeway. When the ABTS project is completed, the great majority of the old Freeway will look like this. One of the features of the Transit Plaza shops is that parking is available under the subway line, in what was once the Rockaway Freeway. When the ABTS project is completed, the great majority of the old Freeway will look like this.

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