Chris Postiglione Triangle

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Chris Postiglione Triangle is a green space in the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of Queens, New York City, formed by the separation of the eastbound Horace Harding Expressway, 64th Avenue, and 174th Street. Its namesake, Christopher S. Postiglione (1968-1999), a construction worker at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, who grew up in Queens.

On January 11, 1999, Postiglione was struck in a hit-and-run by a passing motorist as he was exiting his truck to repair a catch basin at this location.[1] He died of his injuries 11 days later.[2] His murderer had never been identified. On October 20, 2000, Mayor Rudy Giuliani signed legislation renaming the traffic triangle at the site of the hit after Postiglione.[3]

The acute end of the triangle contains a small monument for Postiglione donated by his labor union, DC 37 Local 376. Within the triangle is a single tree, surrounded by shrubs. On the Horace Harding side of the park is a bus stop on the eastbound Q17 and Q88 routes.

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  1. ^ Rhoades, Liz "City Honors Fallen DEP Worker Postiglione In Fresh Meadows" Queens Chronicle November 30, 2000 http://www.qchron.com/editions/north/city-honors-fallen-dep-worker-postiglione-in-fresh-meadows/article_f20a25d6-faf8-54f2-b9b5-f74efdf81310.html
  2. ^ El-Ghobashy, Tamer "Keeping Son's Memory Alive: Hit-run victim's parents on crusade to find driver" NY Daily News October 22, 2000 http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/boroughs/keeping-son-memory-alive-hit-run-victim-parents-crusade-find-driver-article-1.896060
  3. ^ "Mayor Giuliani Signs Bill Naming Queens Intersection After Christopher Postiglione" Archives of the Mayor's Press Office October 10, 2000 http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2000b/pr391-00.html

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Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 73°47′43″W / 40.73813°N 73.79531°W / 40.73813; -73.79531