Little Italy honors Italian-American local legend, longtime prosecutor Phil Foglia with street renaming

May 28, 2022 251

BY: Robbie Sequeira

Former Bronx Assistant District Attorney Phil Foglia may have fought and won against many of NYC’s rogue gallery as a longtime prosecutor, but his legacy in Belmont’s Little Italy is one of a fighter for his fellow Italian Americans.

Phil Foglia died in 2020 at the age of 69 due to complications from COVID-19, but now East 189th Street and Belmont Avenue in Little Italy bears the name “Phil Foglia Way” recognizing Foglia’s advocacy for the Italian-American community and pride for his borough and beloved Yankees.

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