NYC Honorary Street Names


EMT Luis De Pena Jr. Square (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree:  Luis De Pena Jr., an Emergency Medical Technician, died in May 2014 of illnesses resulting from his work at Ground Zero. De Pena, an 18-year EMT veteran, had been based at EMT Station 13 in Washington Heights. On October 8, 2014, he was honored at an annual memorial service at the Firemen’s Monument on the Upper West Side. He was also honored on May 17, 2014 at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Memorial which memorializes the workers who died from illnesses related to work at the World Trade Center. (Rodriguez)
Luis Peña Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:South 4th Street
Location:Between Driggs Avenue and Bedford Avenue
Honoree: Luis Peña (1946-2005) was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Williamsburg as a child. After serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he was construction manager for the Summit Houses, helping to build affordable housing, as well as, recruiting, hiring and training neighborhood residents in the construction industry. He also founded the Rusty Torres Little League Baseball League.

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