Ramones Get New York City Street Named in Their Honour
Published Oct 04, 2016While Ramones are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their iconic self-titled debut with an expanded reissue, the band's roots are set to be honoured this month with the renaming of a New York City street.
On October 23, a street at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street in Queens will be renamed Ramones Way. The street sits in front of the main entrance to Forest Hills High School, which original band members Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy Ramone attended.
The motion to rename the street was approved by New York City Council this past summer, with the official unveiling taking place at 11 a.m. EDT on October 23.
It's the second street to be renamed after a Queens music icon this year, with A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg having been posthumously honoured with Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Way in August.
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