New York City honored a 9/11 hero by renaming a street after him. West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights is now called EMT Luis de Pena Jr. Square. On September 11th, he rushed to the World Trade Center where he helped save dozens of lives.
De Pena Jr. died of an illness related to his work at the Ground Zero site in November of 2013.
"He was the type of person that if he had something, you had it too," Pena’s sister told Community Board 12, when she nominated him for the honor. "For him it was all about giving."
Luis de Pena junior was an 18 year EMT veteran and was stationed at FDNY EMS station 13 in Washington Heights.