Gaeta Park

N. Gannon Ave., Willow Road E., Victory Blvd., Wyona Ave.

Staten Island

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

“Know what your values are in life - then tough decisions are not hard to make.”
-Anthony R. Gaeta

Anthony R. Gaeta (1927-1988) served as Staten Island’s Borough President from 1977 to 1984. Over the course of 39 years in public service, Gaeta also held positions as a tax collector for the Real Property Assessment Bureau, as chief of staff to Congressman John M. Murphy, and as a city council member. In every capacity, Gaeta made the interests of Staten Island and its residents his first priority.

Gaeta was born in West Brighton on September 8, 1927, and graduated from McKee High School in 1945. He served in the armed forces for a short time, and afterward continued his education at New York and Cornell Universities. His career as a public servant began in 1949.

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