NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A street in Queens was renamed Saturday to honor a little boy killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, children and adults alike had tears in their eyes as they held one another, at the heartbreaking ceremony at intersection of Queens Boulevard and 41st Street in Sunnyside. A stretch of 41st Street was renamed at the ceremony for Benjamin Wheeler, 6.READ MORE: Earth Day: Going Vertical In Newark, Innovative AeroFarms Grows More With Less
He was one of the 20 first-graders killed when gunman Adam Lanza opened fire at the school on Dec. 14. Six adults were also killed before Lanza turned the gun on himself.