Joey Ramone gets an official “Place” on the map. 

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New York City’s East Village will soon hold an honorary street sign named after Punk legend Joey Ramone. 

Sometime within the next year, the corner of East Second Street and the Bowery will be renamed “Joey Ramone Place”. The honorary street sign will be located a stones throw away from the legendary punk club CBGB’s. 

Community Board 3 approved the honorary street sign last Thursday. The measure was originally brought before the board last month by Maureen Wojciechowski of Staten Island. At that time, Wojciechowski was instructed to secure signatures from local East Village residents and businesses before the board would consider the measure. The 20 Year-Old, Wojciechowski returned to the board with a petition containing over 300 signatures, which led the “Public Safety and Transportation Committee” to unanimously approve the honorary street name. 

Ramone who was a pioneer in the punk music movement of the 70’s, died last April.  The Department of Transportation will consult with Joey Ramone’s family before setting a date to officially unveil the street sign. 

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