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Sign For 'Muhammad Ali Way' Appears In Front of Madison Square Garden

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The dedication for the late boxing champ is just temporary

A section of West 33rd Street outside of Madison Square Garden has temporarily been renamed to honor late boxing great Muhammad Ali (h/t Untapped Cities). In his career, Ali fought at the Garden eight times, including in the fabled Fight of the Century against Joe Frazer on March 8, 1971.

Temporary street dedications last just several days; more permanent dedications are a matter of city legislation. Community Boards generally recommend street co-namings to the City Council who either move to approve or disapprove the dedication. Despite the multi-step process, New York City is still home to over 1,600 honorary streets named after politicians, cultural influencers, first responders, community activists, and others.

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