By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 10, 2021: A Brooklyn, NY street has been co-named after a Caribbean American chamber president and business leader, who passed away last year due to COVID-19.
The intersection of Caton and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn, New York is also now Dr. Roy A. Hastick, Sr. Way, in honor of the late Grenadian-born founder and president of the Brooklyn-based Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI).
Haitian-born New York City Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Saturday, unveiled the street co-naming, surrounded by the family of Hastick and other Caribbean American elected officials.
In 2020, Eugene, a candidate for Brooklyn Borough President, sponsored legislation, Intro 2187 to co-name the street in memory of Hastick. It was passed overwhelmingly by New York City Council.
The New York State Assembly and Senate also last week adopted a resolution honoring Hastick, who died on April 9, 2020. He was 69.
Hastick migrated to the US in 1972. He served as a social worker, community advocate, entrepreneur, newspaper publisher, radio and television announcer, and as an elected delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business and as delegate to the United Nations.
In 1985, Hastick founded CACCI, which has since expanded its mission to promote economic development and small business services. He received numerous awards and was credited with creating the CACCI structure that assists small businesses in the State of New York.