NYC Honorary Street Names

Locon

Moises Locon Way (Manhattan)
Present name:East 7th Street
Location:Between Second Avenue and Third Avenue at the northwest corner of East 7th Street and Second Avenue (sic)
Honoree: Moises Locon and Nicholas Figueroa were tragically killed in an explosion on March 20, 2015. The blast was caused by an illegal connection to a gas line serving the Sushi Park restaurant at 121 Second Avenue. Moises Locon, 27, was a restaurant employee; Nicholas Figueroa, 23, was a customer. The explosion led to the collapse of three buildings and severely damaged a fourth building. An addition to the two young men who were killed, 22 people were injured. As a result of this explosion and other gas-related incidents, the City enacted an extensive set of gas-safety reforms. (Mendez) [See also Nicholas Figueroa Way.]
LL:2017/237


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