Another section of Church Avenue, one of Brooklyn’s busiest thoroughfares, will be co-named Bob Marley Boulevard, completing a mission started by members of Community Board 17, three years ago.
The first phase of the co-naming of Church Avenue took place on July 1, 2006 with then Consul General of Jamaica, Dr. Basil K. Bryan participating in the unveiling of signs along a stretch of roadway from East 98th Street to Remsen Street.
Phase Two of the co-naming exercise is now set for Wednesday, February 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Church and Nostrand Avenues, Brooklyn, co-inciding with the birthday of the late, great reggae icon.
United States Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, who piloted the initial petition through the New York City Council, told JIS News that she was honoured to have been part of such a historic undertaking.
“Bob Marley’s vision of world peace through his music and deeds has transcended all boundaries and his undying commitment for the redemption of all oppressed people still echoes in the hearts of many throughout the world,” said Congresswoman Clarke, who is a member of the host committee for the event.
The co-naming will take in a 14-block stretch of Church Avenue from Albany Avenue to Bedford Avenue.