Hollis, Queens’s Run-DMC will join Joey Ramone and the week-long promotional tour for U2’s last album (R.I.P.) in having their name memorialized as a New York City street sign. The corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue in Queens will be renamed “Run-DMC JMJ Way,” in dual homage to the slain Jam Master Jay and the rap group that brought him to fame. “It is my sincere hope that this street renaming,” said Democratic Queens councilman Leroy G. Comrie, “will help to economically revitalize this particular neighborhood as a potential tourism attraction.” That’s a long way to go for a street sign, but sure, why not?
Queens Street Corner Will Be Named for Run-DMC [NYTimes/City Room]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 1, 2009