The Ramones left an indelible mark on New York City, and now, the band will be memorialized in their native Queens. According to a statement on the band’s official website, a street in front of the borough’s Forest Hills High School — which all four of the group’s founding members attended — will be renamed Ramones Way.
The renamed street will be unveiled in a ceremony at the intersection of 67th Ave. and 110th St. at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Ramones Way is the second New York City location to be named after the band; in 2003, Joey Ramone Place was erected on the corner of Bowery and East 2nd St., close to the location of the defunct CBGB punk club that launched the Ramones’ career.
In September, the Grammy Museum opened an exhibit examining the Ramones and the birth of punk to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled 1976 debut.