NYC Honorary Street Names
Police Officer Nicholas DeMutiis Playground (Queens)
Present name:Ozone Playground
Location:Existing PG on Liberty Avenue Between 101st Street and 102nd Street
Honoree: Nicholas DeMutiis (1962-1994) was assigned to the 106th Precinct. On the night of January 25, 1994, on his way to work, he spotted a group of police cars pursuing a stolen car. He placed his 1977 Plymouth at the corner of 102nd Street and Liberty Avenue to block the suspect, who rammed his vehicle broadside, pinning the car to a pillar. Officer DeMutiis died of his injuries.
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