NYC Honorary Street Names


John A. Nappi Flag Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of Forest Avenue and Burnside Avenue
Honoree: John A. Nappi (1924-2008), known as the “flag man” was a World War II Navy veteran and a strong supporter of Staten Island veterans organizations. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, the North Shore Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Catholic War Vets, Naval Enlisted Reserve Association and the Elks Lodge.
Lt. Richard A. Nappi Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Morgan Avenue
Location:Between Grattan Street and Thames Street
Honoree: Richard A. Nappi was a parole officer for the New York State Division of Parole, and also worked for several years as a caseworker for Suffolk’s Department of Social Services before joining the FDNY. He was a member of Engine 237 and was a 17-year veteran of the FDNY. He was killed in the line of duty on April 16, 2012 while battling a three-alarm blaze at a Brooklyn warehouse. (Reynoso)

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