NYC Honorary Street Names


Thomas A. Wylie Plaza (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:SE corner of New St and Pitt St
Honoree: Thomas Wylie (1964-1995) lived in Whitestone, Queens, for most of his youth. He joined the NYFD in 1994. On December 27 of that year, while fighting a two-alarm fire in Lower Manhattan, he was overcome by smoke after he and his fellow firefighters had rescued 18 residents by aerial ladders. Wylie suffered two cardiac arrests. He was rushed to Bronx Municipal Hospital and then Montefiore Medical Center. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning on January 3, 1995.

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