NYC Honorary Street Names

Torres, E.

Lt. Paramedic Edith Elida Torres Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of 21st Street and 34th Avenue
Honoree: Edith Elida Torres (1970-2017) served as a paramedic for 23 years. Saving lives was the only calling she ever had. Like many of her fellow Bravest and Best, she rushed to the World Trade Center despite being off duty on the morning of September 11, 2001. She spent the rest of the day working the pile, rescuing survivors and looking for her colleague Carlos Lillo, who unbeknownst to Torres, had lost his life in the collapse of the south tower. She continued on in her duty, rising to the rank of lieutenant in 2005. She also collaborated with Lillo‚Äôs family to honor him by having a park named in his memory as well as with the Carlos Lillo Memorial Paramedic Scholarship. She died of 9/11 related illness. (Constantinides)
LL:2021/14


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