NYC Honorary Street Names


Joey Ramone Place (Manhattan)
Present name:Bowery
Location:Between 1st Street and 2nd Street
Honoree: Legendary punk rocker Joey Ramone (1951-2001) was born Jeffrey Hyman in Forest Hills, Queens. He founded the Ramones in 1974, with friends Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy. Each adopted the surname Ramone, after a stage name (Ramon) used by Paul McCartney during the earliest Beatles days. Punk caught on and found a home at the downtown Manhattan club CBGBs, located here on the Bowery.

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