July 23, 2012 By Bill Parry
On Saturday, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer held his 12th co-naming of a street since he took office in January 2010.
This time a street was co-named in honor of Carlo A. Lanzillotti, a New York state senator who represented the Sunnyside/Woodside district in the 1950s and who served the nation in World War II.The councilman co-named 41st Street and 48th Avenue, “Carlo A. Lanzillotti Place.”
Lanzillotti’s legislation led to the NYS Boxing Commission and laws that brought fire retardants to tenement buildings. The Senator lived near the intersection at 41st St. and 48th Ave. His daughter Leonore said, “Oh my God. He would’ve been very touched….This was long overdue.”