NYC Honorary Street Names

Frias

Emmanuel Frias Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Castle Hill Avenue and Quimby Avenue
Honoree:  Emmanuel Frias (d. 2019) fought most of his life against membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) disease. MGN disease is a condition in which changes in the structures of your kidney can cause swelling and inflammation and can lead to problems with the kidney function. Despite his illness, he assisted elderly patients at the Castle Hill Medical Center of NY where he was beloved by many patients. Emmanuel was a member of the AVA Association in the Dominican Republic, which helped provide medical supplies to clinics; restored homes in impoverished villages; and gave backpacks filled with school supplies tor young children starting school. He unfortunately fell victim to his illness at the young age of 32. (Diaz, Sr.)
LL:2020/26
SSG Santiago Frias Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of West 183rd Street and Grand Avenue
Honoree:  Santiago Fias (1972-2019) was employed as a YDA4 Officer at the Goshen Secure Center. He served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army from 1998 to 2006, having served in Kosovo, Egypt and Iraq. He sustained battle injuries in Iraq and was awarded many ribbons and metals for his service including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal. (Cabrera)
LL:2019/158


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