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Date: April 25, 1997

Release #223-97

Contact: Colleen Roche or Dwight Williams (212) 788-2958


Remarks by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani at Public Hearing on Local Laws

The next bill before me, Introductory Number 903, sponsored by Council Members Stabile, Abel, Foster, Povman and O'Donovan, would add, through the posting of an additional sign, the name Leroy H. Gwirtzman Triangle, to the area bounded by Beach Channel Drive, Beach 144th Street, Cronston Avenue and Beach 145th Street, Queens. Leroy H. Gwirtzman was born in Brooklyn to Saul and Gladys Gwirtzman on October 12, 1927. He attended PS 99 and Midwood High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and in 1949 graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University. Starting in 1964, he was self-employed as a public accountant, in the firm of "Gwirtzman and Gwirtzman" until the death of his father in 1972, and then until his death as "Leroy H. Gwirtzman, Enrolled Public Accountant." Leroy Gwirtzman was involved in many civic and community activities, including serving as a member of Queens Community Board No. 14 and President of the Neponsit Property Owners' Association, Inc., and was an active member of the 100th Precinct Mobile Observation Patrol. He was also a member of the Jewish War Veterans and was a 32nd Degree Mason, serving as Secretary of the Tuscan Lodge for twenty-five years. Leroy Gwirtzman died in 1992. He is survived by his wife Sally and a host of friends and colleagues. In view of the many years of dedicated service to his community it is fitting that the area bounded by Beach Channel Drive, Beach 144th Street, Cronston Avenue and Beach 145th Street be named "Leroy H. Gwirtzman Triangle." I will now turn to the bill's sponsors; next to any other elected official who may wish to speak. There being no one else to be heard, and for the reasons previously stated, I will now sign the bill.

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