NYC Honorary Street Names


Detective Joe Galapo Avenue (Brooklyn)
Present name:7th Avenue
Location:Between 63rd Street and 65th Street
Honoree: Joe Galapo (1958-1988), a native of Cairo, Egypt, joined the NYPD in 1983and was assigned to the Brooklyn South Narcotics District. On August 16, 1988, during a “Buy and Bust” operation in Sunset Park, Galapo was shot and gravely wounded while trying to make an arrest. Prior to his death, he was informed that he would attain the rank of Detective. He had already taken the written part of the Sergeant’s exam, but did not live to attain that goal.

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