Over 100 people came to the corner of West 238th Street and Waldo Avenue this morning by the Manhattan College Dorm. the reason was that picture hanging on the pole of a young Andrew Sandler. Andrew passed away a little over one year ago at the age of 31, but by that young age he forged his name into the community that the corner was renamed for him. Andrew began a career in politics starting as an intern for Congressman Eliot Engel. From there he went on to be a constituent aid for newly elected Councilman Oliver Koppell. Andrew Continued on with Koppell's replacement Councilman Andrew Cohen before applying for and receiving the approval of the members of Community Board 7 to be their new District Manager. The photos should tell the rest of the story.
Above - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz speaks about how Andrew Sandler was the hero for people in need.
Below - Councilman Andrew Cohen holds a proclamation from the borough president pronouncing the day Andrew Sandler Day. Cohen also had nothing but praise for one of his best workers.
Above - Andrew's sister Stephanie speaks about how community and work orientated her brother was, as she point down the block where her brother lived.
Below - The cover comes off Andrew Sandler Way.
Above - There was a little snag in pulling the cover off the new sign, but that was probably Andrew Sandler holding it back as he was known for not wanting to be recognized for his hard work.
Below - The family is given a replica street sign, with local elected officials also in the photo.