NYC Honorary Street Names

Van Ronk

Dave Van Ronk Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West Washington Place
Location:between Barrow Street and Grove Street
Honoree: Brooklyn-born Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was a folk music pioneer. Beyond his expert finger-picking style, he inspired, aided and promoted the careers of several singer-songwriters nurtured in the blues. Although he never achieved the commercial success of his pals Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton, he remained an influential performer on the folk circuit for more than 40 years.

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