The New York City borough of Queens is to honour the Ramones by naming a street after the band.
The New York band, who formed in Forest Hills, Queens in 1974, are having their seismic influence recognised in this special way after New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz proposed that the street be named after the band earlier this year.
The street, which is at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street in Queens, is set to be renamed ‘Ramones Way’ after a grand unveiling of the name change on October 23. As Pitchfork reports, the street is right in front of the main entrance of Forest Hills High School, where founding members Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy Ramone all attended.
See a picture of the intersection in question below.
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Earlier this year, the Queens borough honoured another one of its musical sons after naming a street after the late A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dogg, who passed away earlier this year.