STREET PUNK!

The New York City Community Board approve the plan to honour the late rock legend...

A proposal to rename a NEW YORK street in honour of RAMONES legend JOEY RAMONE has been approved.

As recently reported on NME.COM, a street corner located in the city’s East Village near to the punk club CBGB where the Ramones made their name, is likely to be named Joey Ramone Place.

A meeting of the local council approved a motion to rename the corner of East Second Street and the Bowery earlier in the month (November 7).

Now, that has also been approved by the New York City Community Board, taking it one step closer to fruition. The board voted unanimously to approve the renaming of the corner.

The campaign is now in the hands of local politicians, who need to be convinced of the “civic worth” of the project. However, it seems likely that the new sign will be erected within the next 12 months.

20-year-old Maureen Wojciechowski, who proposed the changes, told MTV news: “I came up with the idea right after Joey’s 50th birthday, but wasn’t sure exactly. Then someone mentioned honorary street signs, and how, as is the case with most in the city, no one knows who they are named for. So I thought, ‘That’s it. I’ll put one up for Joey Ramone.’ “

Joey Ramone died in April this year following a long battle with lymphatic cancer. He was later laid to rest at the Hillside Cemetery in Woodhurst, New Jersey.