They're officially the coolest kids to come out of Forest Hills High in Queens, N.Y., and that's saying something. The street where the Ramones — Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy — went to high school is now named for them, as they beat out other former students such as Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.While I'm always happy anytime The Ramones get any of their well-deserved attention, it's curious this is the street they've chosen since one of their most famous songs is all about hating high school and provided the title to a movie in which they blew one up.
It's a natural fit for a band that personified street-tough punk rock to have a street named for it — and the band now has two in New York City alone. The new one's at 67th Ave. and 110th, where hundreds of fans gathered for a renaming ceremony Sunday. Already on the map: Joey Ramone Place on the Lower East Side, near the former home of the CBGB club.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
I Don't Care About HIstory
The street at the high school The Ramones went to has been renamed The Ramones Way:
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