Sunday, March 26, 2023

Remembering Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locón

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the deadly Second Avenue gas explosion, which killed two men, injured two dozen people, and leveled three buildings (119, 121 and 123 Second Ave.).

There is a memorial plaque on site for the two men who died that day — Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locón.

Officials dedicated this plaque in May 2021. The Village Preservation advocated for its placement here on the new residential building at 45 E. Seventh St. 

Previously on EV Grieve


Carol from East 5th Street said...

Thank you so much for posting this. It was such a tragedy for these two men and their families as well as for the neighborhood. Thanks to the plaque may we remember them always.

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Anonymous said...

I remember exactly where I was when this happened, and how utterly shocking and unbelievable it was at the time. It's only fitting for these two young men, who were cut down at the start of their adult lives, are memorialized this way. NEVER FORGET!

Peace to their souls, and comfort to their families & loved ones.

Anonymous said...

RIP to those poor men who were just living their lives. That was a rough day in the east village.