New York City was rocked by the death of David Bowie on January 10th, so rocked, in fact, that it's two weeks later and David Bowie buzz has not ceased.
From hundreds flocking to Bowie's SoHo apartment on the night of his death, to Mayor de Blasio's declaration that from here on out, January 20th will be David Bowie Day in NYC, it's safe to say the late rockstar's still on everyone's minds.
So the fact that Bowery has been unofficially renamed "David Bowery" in memorial of David Bowie isn't altogether surprising.
According to Gothamist, it was The L.I.S.A. Project who took it upon themselves to rename the famous NYC street in homage to the rockstar of a generation.
The L.I.S.A. Project is a nonprofit organization bringing together street artists to create Manhattan's first and only mural district in Little Italy.
How'd the L.I.S.A. Project enact the symbolic dedication to David Bowie? Well, by spray painting David's name on the street sign at the corner of Bowery and Houston, of course.
The renaming of the street happened sometime on Saturday evening amidst all the craziness erupting around Storm Jonas, the blizzard that dropped 26.8 inches of snow upon this city on Saturday.
It was still up as of Sunday afternoon, so get out to that corner and gaze at the name of a legend while it survives.
David Bowie will forever be on our hearts, and for a limited time, his name is painted onto a famous street sign.
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Will the sign last? We're guessing not. The graffitied sign will probably be removed, but it'd be cool if Mayor de Blasio would officially rename the street in the same way he officially dedicated January 20th to Ziggy Stardust.
We mean, Washington, Astor, Allen, Delancey, Fulton, Irving, Houston, and Columbus all had streets named after them. Surely David Bowie had as much or more impact on the city as them?
Check out These Insane People Diving Headfirst Into the Snow... Wearing Barely Anything.[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]