Yonkers has its Ella Fitzgerald statue, and Chappaqua has its Horace Greeley. Now Port Chester is looking around for a place to commemorate its hometown boy, Ed Sullivan.
Trustee Domenick Cicatelli threw out the idea of an Ed Sullivan Square — somewhere — at Monday’s board meeting. The last public street named for someone was not a cause for celebration.
(That would be William Brody Square, at South Main and East William Street, named as part of an apology over an eminent domain case. The village was faulted for failing to properly notify Brody, a building owner, that his property would be taken over for a mall.)
Anyway, the Sullivan salute would help to recognize part of Port Chester’s heritage, along with its current effort to develop and regulate entertainment venues, village board members said.
Sullivan’s family moved from Harlem to Port Chester when he was a boy. He graduated from Port Chester High School and wrote for the Daily Item.
The issue will formally go to the beautification committee for deliberations. In the meantime: Any thoughts out there? Send your ideas to Leah Rae at lrae@LoHud.com or post a comment below.