NYC Honorary Street Names
Count Basie Place (Manhattan)
Present name:160th Street
Location:Between St. Nicholas Avenue and Edgecombe Avenue
Honoree: Count Basie (1904-1984) lived for part of his life at 555 Edgecombe Avenue. He was a musician and band leader of world renown. Mr. Basieís prominence, which began in the big band era of the 1930ís and Ď40ís, continued up until the time of his death.
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