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Street Co-Named to Honor Woodside Man

April 27, 2012 Staff Report

Politicians, local leaders and community members met in Woodside last Saturday to co-name a street in honor of the late Alejandro Nino.

The road— which was co-named Alejandro Nino Place—is at the intersection of Queens Blvd and 49th Street. This is where Nino was raised and played ball outside his house.  Years later, at the age of 36, he succumbed to cancer.

Nino was a member of the City Volunteer Corps and served as a therapy aide at Coler Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island. He later joined the Army National Guard and served until 2007. He left shortly due to cancer.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer requested the co-naming.

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We need local heroes to inspire us all. Thank you, Alejandro. My sympathies to his family.


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