NYC Honorary Street Names


Pfc. Hernando Rios Place (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of Queens Boulevard and 49th Street
Honoree: Hernando Rios (1975-2005) was a maintenance supervisor in the World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11, 2001. He joined the New York National Guard after the war in Iraq began While on patrol in Iraq, he was killed by a roadside bomb.
William E. Rios Circle (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Corner of Westwood Avenue and Bradley Avenue
Honoree: William E. Rios was killed by a stray gunshot in Castleton Corners. He completed trade school at the New York School of Seamanship in Mariners Harbor and worked seasonally for the United Parcel Service and during the summer of 2007, worked with youth in Harlem as a counselor for the New York City Housing Authority.

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