Run DMC to be a Name of an NYC Street


You know you’re famous when people begin to call your name as you walk down the street. But you know you’re beyond famous when you get to tell people that a street is named after you. That’s the case with legendary hip hop group, Run DMC.  You know, Vanessa and Angela Simmons’ dad, Rev. Run, was one of the founding members.

After many accomplishments (the last includes being inducted on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earlier this year), Run DMC gets another honor from The New York City Council, as they just approved a new bill on June 20th that a major throughfare Run-DMC JMJ Way, in Hollis Queens, will be named after them. The bill was introduced by Deputy Majority Leader, Leroy Comrie, and once it’s signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue will be named by the legendary hip hop group. Being the first hip hop group to do many things and break many boundaries, they’re about to be the first hip hop group to have a major New York City street named after them.

Council Member Comrie told

“Given their historic accomplishments, Run D.M.C. is a tremendous source of pride for the Hollis community I represent. Their dedication and hard work has inspired countless others and they have given back generously to this community. Most recently, Mr. McDaniels donated numerous memorabilia for the establishment of the Hollis Hip Hop Museum, which is located in the Hollis Famous Burger establishment on 203rd Street and Hollis Avenue.”

This street-renaming thing is also a move to revitalize the Hollis, Queens community with new business. Council Member Comrie also stated:

“I have chosen the 205th Street location because it is in proximity to the museum and also is the site of a famous mural of the group’s late member, Mr. Mizell. It is my sincere hope that this street renaming, combined with the museum, will help to economically revitalize this particular neighborhood as a potential tourism attraction.”

There you have it, Pastry Fans. They might seem silly on their Run’s House show, but the Simmons family are indeed a family to be proud of. And the moral of the story here is really don’t be satisfied when you’re just famous. Be glad, humble and thankful when you’re a true legend.


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5 Responses to “Run DMC to be a Name of an NYC Street”

 Dominique_  07.9.2009 | 12:50 am

kool haha mane i luv tha 80s and rope chains lol

 Kid_K  07.9.2009 | 11:15 pm


 nettie  07.10.2009 | 3:55 am

run was hott…lol.. thats awesome

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 Nadogryazi  12.11.2010 | 3:33 am

Oh. Not the magician has more)))

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