Queens Street Named after NYPD 9/11 Responder

By Ben Fractenberg on April 30, 2012 7:30pm 

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks at ceremony naming a street after 9/11 responder Detective Kevin Czartoryski, April 29, 2012.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks at ceremony naming a street after 9/11 responder Detective Kevin Czartoryski, April 29, 2012.
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William Alatriste

MASPETH — A Queens street was renamed for a 9/11 responder and NYPD spokesman who died in 2010.

The corner of 59th Road and 60th Street in Maspeth was dubbed Detective Kevin Czartoryski Place in honor of the detective who died at the age of 46 from complications of a lung transplant.

Czartoryski, who served in the Narcotics Division and the Hate Crime Task Force as well as the department's press office, developed severe pulmonary fibrosis after searching for remains at Ground Zero.

Elected leaders including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attended a Sunday street renaming ceremony for Czartoryski.

The detective was also credited with helping to improve relations between police and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

"Kevin loved his work at the NYPD and loved life as well," NYPD detective union head Michael Palladino told the Daily News after Czartoryski's death in 2010.

"I admired his heroism, not only for his work at Ground Zero, but for how he conducted himself in the last days of his life."

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attended the ceremony with friends a family of Czartoryski, April 29, 2012.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attended the ceremony with friends a family of Czartoryski, April 29, 2012.
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William Alatriste

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