NYC Honorary Street Names
Lt Brendan D Pearson EMS Sta 23 Way (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Rossville Avenue and Veterans Road East
Honoree: Lt. Brendan Drew Pearson (d. 2005) was an EMT for 25 years. Promoted to Lieutenant when the New York Health and Hospital Corporation merged with the Fire Department, he won five “Lieutenant of the Year Awards” and was one of the first EMT Lieutenants to staff the Rossville Firehouse.
Naiesha (Nana) Pearson Place (Bronx)
Location:Intersection of East 139th Street and Brook Avenue
Honoree: Naiesha (Nana) Pearson was killed at her neighborhood’s end-of-summer barbeque when two men got into an argument and a gun was fired. Her death led to the creation of the Walk Against Gun Violence rally, now an annual event in the South Bronx.
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