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July 27th, 2013

Added on by Ken Maldonado.

A section of 51st street adjacent to 43rd avenue in Woodside was renamed Louis Rispoli Way in honor of Louis Rispoli, a community leader, music instructor and gay rights activist who died from his injuries after suffering a brutal attack nearby. Mr. Rispoli's husband Danyel Lawson, center, recieved a ceremonial duplicate of the sign. No arrests have been made in the case and the NYPD has not officially labled Mr. Rispoli's death as a hate crime.