If you walk by Madison Square Garden today, you’ll likely notice a group of people snapping photos of the street sign at the southwest corner of 33rd Street and 7th Avenue. That’s because yesterday a temporary honorary street name was added in memoriam of Muhammad Ali (h/t Untapped). The sign that reads “Muhammad Ali Way” is positioned in front of a digital billboard that features another tribute.
As Curbed notes, “In his career, Ali fought at the Garden eight times, including in the fabled Fight of the Century against Joe Frazer [sic] on March 8, 1971.” To make the sign permanent, the City Council would have to enact a bill authorizing the street name, which also must be signed by the mayor. There are currently more than 1,600 honorific street signs in the city, so it’s definitely a possibility.
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