NY street to be named after James Brown

James Brown

James Brown

New York, Oct 30 (IANS) A street is being renamed as James Brown Way as a tribute to the music legend.

The renaming of the street -- a Harlem block behind the Apollo Theater -- will be effective next month, six years after city elected officials signed off on it, reports nydailynews.com.

A ceremony is being planned for the renaming on Nov 22.

"I didn't want to put the sign up until we could do a ceremony that's of James Brown stature and would do justice to what a giant he was," said Harlem historian Jacob Morris, who led the effort to have the street named for the legendary singer.

Brown died in 2006 at 73.

His relatives, including his daughter Deanna Brown Thomas, 45, will attend the event.

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