It was 40 years ago that the Ramones released the band’s seminal debut album, Ramones, and there’ve been tributes aplenty throughout the city this year. The latest: According to DNAInfo, the City Council just approved a measure to rename an intersection in Forest Hills "The Ramones Way" as a memorial to the legendary punk band.
The street has a strong connection to the band, too: It’s the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street, right in front of Forest Hills High School, where the band’s original lineup met. Of course, Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy weren’t the only famous musicians who spent time at Forest Hills High; the school also counts Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel among its famous alumni.
This isn’t the first time a street has been named for the Ramones: After Joey Ramone’s death in 2001, the corner of East 2nd Street and the Bowery—just up the block from CBGB’s, where the band were part of the regular rotation back in the ’70s—was renamed "Joey Ramone Place."
Meanwhile in Flushing, the Queens Museum is hosting "Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! Ramones and the Birth of Punk," an exhibit devoted to the band’s origins, through July 31—check it out before it scoots out of here. Or you can always hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach for a more low-key way to pay tribute to the band.