2015-05-13 / Front Page

Middle Village Block Co-Named In Honor Of Frosch

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and the family of Steven Frosch unveil the new street sign at the corner of 78th Street and 67th Drive in Middle Village.Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and the family of Steven Frosch unveil the new street sign at the corner of 78th Street and 67th Drive in Middle Village.Steven Frosch was a member of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) when he tragically lost his life in June 2014. On May 10, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, the DSNY, and Frosch’s family and friends attended the unveiling of Steven Frosch Way co-naming at the corner where he grew up, 78th Street and 67th Drive.

Frosch, 43, was an NYPD officer for more than four years, a member of the FDNY, and spent 15 years with DSNY. He passed away after a fatal accident in a Maspeth sanitation garage while on the job.

 “Steven dedicated his life to helping others, even before he became a uniformed serviceman. Those who were close to him tell stories of his selfless ways, always encouraging those around him to be their best. People like Steven Frosch are few and far between, and will always live on in the hearts of those they touched,” Crowley said.  “I’m proud of this street renaming and thank my colleagues and everyone who helped make this possible.”

Frosch is survived by his wife, Bina, their four children Stevie, Charlize, Frederica and Jesse, and his brother, Robert. Before unveiling Steven Frosch Way, the sanitation worker’s friend shared that Frosch and Bina had their first kiss on that very block.

Last September, Greg Heihs, a friend of Frosch, came to Crowley’s office to request the co-naming. After a big push from the councilwoman’s office, the community, and fellow DSNY co-workers, the name change request was submitted in November and approved by a City Council vote in January.


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