• Fiorello H. LaGuardia
  • The Name’s La Guardia!

    LaGuardia inspired many, and many were inspired to memorialize his indomitable spirit by honoring him in name.


    • LaGuardia Airport
       
    • LaGuardia Place, a street in Greenwich Village that runs from Houston Street to Washington Square; there is also a statue of the mayor on that street.
       
    • LaGuardia loved music, and was famous for spontaneously conducting professional and student orchestras. He once said that the "most hopeful accomplishment" of his administration as mayor was the creation of the High School of Music & Art in 1936, now the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
       
    • LaGuardia Community College.
       
    • He was the subject of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical Fiorello!
       
    • La Guardia Bridge in Prescott, Arizona on North Montezuma Avenue.
       
    • Rehov LaGuardia (LaGuardia Street) is a major road and the name of a highway interchange on the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv.
       
    • "Ulica Fiorella La Guardije" (Fiorello La Guardia Street) is the name of a street in Rijeka, Croatia. La Guardia served in the U.S. consulate in Rijeka during the period before World War I when the city was under Austro-Hungarian rule and was known under its Italian name Fiume.
       
    • On Staten Island, LaGuardia Lodge #1130 at 236 Main Street is named after him.
       
    • Public Housing, Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Houses on Manhattan's Lower East Side comprises nine buildings, 15 and 16-stories tall with 1,093 apartments housing some 2,596 residents. The 10.67-acre complex was completed July 31, 1957 and is bordered by Rutgers, Madison, Montgomery and Cherry Streets.
       
    • East Harlem's La Guardia/Corsi House, located at 307 East 116th Street, New York, NY 10029.
       
    • Fiorello La Guardia Boulevard in Rome, Italy.
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