NYC Honorary Street Names

Figueroa

Nicholas Figueroa Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Second Avenue
Location:Between 7th Street and Saint Marks Place at the northwest corner of Second Avenue and East 7th Street
Honoree: Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locon and were tragically killed in an explosion on March 20, 2015. The blast was caused by an illegal connection to a gas line serving the Sushi Park restaurant at 121 Second Avenue. Moises Locon, 27, was a restaurant employee; Nicholas Figueroa, 23, was a customer. The explosion led to the collapse of three buildings and severely damaged a fourth building. An addition to the two young men who were killed, 22 people were injured. As a result of this explosion and other gas-related incidents, the City enacted an extensive set of gas-safety reforms. (Mendez)[See also Moises Locon Way]
LL:2017/237


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