04 Oct New York City Street To Be Named After Ramones
Original Story in Pitchfork.
On October 23, a street in Queens, New York will be renamed after the Ramones. Soon to be called Ramones Way, the street is at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street, in front of the main entrance of Forest Hills High School, where original members Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy Ramone all attended. Ramones Way was introduced by New York City Council MemberKaren Koslowitz and approved by the council this past summer. The unveiling takes place at 11 a.m. Eastern on the 23rd.
Ramones Way is not the band’s first New York City landmark. In 2003, a sign for Joey Ramone Place was put up in Downtown Manhattan on the corner of Bowery and East 2nd Street. It’s near the location where the punk club CBGB–where the Ramones got their start–once was.
Ramones Way also follows another street in Queens that wasrenamed in honor of the late Phife Dawg. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way is located at the corner of Linden Boulevard and 192nd Street in the borough’s St. Albans neighborhood.