A street in Whitestone will now be a tribute to one of its own who was killed on September 11th.

Hundreds of family and friends officially co-named 149th Street and Willets Point Boulevard -- "Charles Lucania Memorial Way" Wednesday.

The Whitestone native started working in Lower Manhattan as an electrician on September 11th.

He was a few days shy of his 35th birthday.

Those closest to him say co-naming the street, is a way to keep his infectious spirit alive.

"Being that we never found Charlie, at least we have something local that we can go to and remember him by and there's no better person for this to remember than Charlie Lucania, " says Lucania's friend Paddy McCutchen.

"It's a beautiful, beautiful feeling. It's wonderful to see how many people came out to honor my son," said Lucania's mother Marie Lucania.

There's also a block named for Lucania in Long Beach.