Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) joined the family and friends of Vincent Cangelosi, a Whitestone native who died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at a ceremony for a street renaming honoring the man at the southeast corner of 154th Street and 26th Avenue in Flushing on Tuesday.
“I am proud to stand with Vincent’s parents, his cousin Daniel who spearheaded today’s ceremony and the rest of Vincent’s family as we announce 154th Street as Vincent Cangelosi Memorial Way,” Vallone said in a prepared statement.
The sign is across the street from a memorial park that also honors Cangelosi.
“I’m very honored to be here today not only for myself and my family, but for all the families of 9/11,” Danny Naimoli, Cangelosi’s cousin, said at the ceremony.
Police officers from the 109th Precinct also attended the ceremony. Cangelosi’s father, Vincent, praised the work done by the NYPD and the Fire Department on the day of the attacks.