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Honoring 9/11 hero Charles Costello

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer united with officers and members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local One at their headquarters in Long Island City for a street co-naming in honor of 9/11 hero Charles Costello.

Costello, a 16-year member of Local One, ran to the Trade Center when news of the terrorist attacks broke. He reached the towers at 9 a.m. and was last seen by a coworker running into the North Tower. Costello never made it out and his body was later found in the South Tower.

To honor his heroism, Van Bramer joined Costello’s family and members of the IUEC Local One on Thursday, April 21 to unveil a street sign co-naming the corner of 27th Street and 47th Avenue as “Chuck Costello 9/11 Memorial Way.”

“Costello’s bravery on September 11 symbolizes his character and dedication to helping those in need,” said Van Bramer. “I am honored to be standing here with the Costello family and his brothers from IUEC Local One as we memorialize a 9/11 hero who lost his life trying to save others.”

Known as Chuck by friends, Costello is survived by his wife Mary, his two daughters Amanda and Mary Kate and his son Charlie.

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