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Street in front of Forest Hills High To Be Renamed “RAMONES WAY” On October 30! [Updated]

RAMONES WAY (Introduced by Council Member Koslowitz) will be unveiled at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street in front of the main entrance of Forest Hills High School in the borough of Queens on October 30th at 11:00am.  This co-naming will honor the legendary punk rock group Ramones.  Formed in 1974, the original lineup consisted of John Cummings (Johnny Ramone), Jeffrey Hyman (Joey Ramone), Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone) and Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone).  The Ramones are often cited as one of the original pioneers of the punk rock sound and was a major influence on the 1970’s punk movement in the United States and United Kingdom.  The band was recognized in Rolling Stone’s, 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and was ranked the second greatest band of all time by Spin magazine.  In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were also awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

More details to be announced soon…