NYC Honorary Street Names
Duke Ellington Circle (Manhattan)
Present name:Frawley Circle
Location:Intersection of Central Park North, E 110th St, and 5th Ave
Honoree: Edward Kennedy Ellington (1899-1974) was a pianist, composer and conductor. He was called Duke because of his meticulous dress and elegant manner. Born in Washington D.C., he came to New York in 1923. He became famous performing at the Cotton Club, a whites-only nightclub, from 1927 to 1931. He and his orchestra, which he led for for over 50 years, went on to tour worldwide, appear on film and television, and make numerous recordings.
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