An individual who:
1. Is deceased; and
2. a. Was a New York City resident or native; or
b. Was an individual of particular importance to a significant population of New York City; and
3. a. Whose contributions to art, science, culture, politics, education, society or health and safety have a lasting positive impact on a city community, the city, the state, the country or the world; or
b. Who knowingly risked their own life to save the life of another person in an act of heroism above and beyond the call of duty; or
c. Who engaged in extensive community involvement or activism, including, but not limited to, the providing of aid to members of a community in need; or
d. Was a uniformed member of the Department of Correction, the Fire Department, the Police Department or the Department of Sanitation who died in the line of duty.
Organizations or Cultural Works that have:
1. Had an enduring or lasting impact on large segments of the City’s population, or have undertaken an act or acts that had an enduring or lasting impact on a community; and
2. Whose importance to the City or whose enduring or lasting impact is a result of exemplary acts or achievements which reflect positively on the City.