NYC Honorary Street Names


Louis Valentino Jr. Ballfield (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Ballfield in Caroll Park, bounded by Caroll, Court, President, and Smith Streets.
Honoree: Louis Valentino, Jr. (1958-1996) was raised in Red Hook and played ball on this field. He joined the NYFD in 1984 and was twice cited for bravery. He was also a lifeguard and certified scuba diver, even after joining the NYFD, he worked 18 summers as a lifeguard at Coney Island. In December 1995, he searched for and rescued a woman from a burning building. Six weeks later he died from injuries sustained when the roof collapsed while he was fighting a fire at an auto body shop.
Louis Valentino Jr. Pier (Brooklyn)
Present name:Coffey Street Pier, also known as Pier 39
Location:at the intersection of E 229th St and Schieffelin Ave
Honoree: See Louis Valentino Jr. Ballfield

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