Queens senator honors 9/11 first responder and longtime Mets usher in pair of street co-naming ceremonies


State Senator Michael Gianaris co-named two Astoria streets after local icons on Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18.

Lieutenant Edith Elida Torres, an FDNY member and a first responder during 9/11, was memorialized at the intersection of 34th Avenue and 21st Street, while Luke Gasparre, a U.S. Army veteran and longtime beloved usher for the New York Mets, was honored at the intersection of 25th Avenue and 43rd Street.