NYC Honorary Street Names

Fitzpatrick

Firefighters Lawrence Fitzpatrick and Gerard Frisby Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:The NE corner of W 151st St and Amsterdam Ave
Honoree: These two firefighters were killed on June 27, 1980, while fighting a three-alarm fire at 512 West 151st Street in which more than 30 other firefighters were injured. Firefighter Frisby was trapped at a window. Firefighter Fitzpatrick was lowered by a rope from the roof. Assisted by Firefighter William Murphy, Fitzpatrick pulled Frisby onto the rope but it snapped, Both fell 7 stories to their deaths. Fitzpatrick was 38. Frisby was 28.
LL:1995/47


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