Feehan Triangle

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William M. Feehan Triangle is a 0.032-acre (130 m2) public green space in the Broadway-Flushing neighborhood of Queens, New York. It is bound by Bayside Lane, 164th Street, and 27th Avenue. The triangle’s shape is the result of the street grid imposed on the once-rural landscape of Flushing in the 1920s. Bayside Lane predates the grid, cutting across its numbered streets and avenues in a diagonal path. The park is landscaped with trees and shrubs. In 2002, the New York City Council passed legislation to name the triangle for William M. Feehan.[1]

This triangle honors William M. Feehan (1929-2001) who once lived near this triangle. Feehan was the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) at the time of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

A son of a firefighter, Feehan was born in Long Island City and graduated from Saint John's University in 1952. His studies were interrupted for military service during the Korean War. In 1959, he was accepted into the Fire Department for what became his career, and rose through every rank of FDNY over the course of nearly four decades.[2] On September 11, 2001, Feehan was the oldest among the 343 FDNY personnel who lost their lives on that day.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local Law 28 of 2002
  2. ^ "William Feehan: Remembering a Firefighter who Held Every Rank | National September 11 Memorial & Museum". 911memorial.org. 2001-09-10. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  3. ^ "Kingston-built fireboat immortalizes 9/11 victim William Feehan, FDNY". 911families.org. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2016-04-10.

Coordinates: 40°46′20.6″N 73°48′1.23″W / 40.772389°N 73.8003417°W / 40.772389; -73.8003417