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WDKX.com » Blog » Jazz Legend Miles Davis Gets Upper West Side Block Renamed In His Honor
Dec 19th 2013 9:46 am
Jazz Legend Miles Davis Gets Upper West Side Block Renamed In His Honor
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The block that was the longtime home to a jazz legend was finall renamed in his honor on Wednesday.

Officials renamed a stretch of W. 77th St. "Miles Davis Way" Wednesday, resolving a lengthy battle for the jazz impresario's neighbor, Shirley Zafirau, who fought for years to get the street name changed.

Davis, who died in 1991, lived at 312 W. 77th St., between Riverside Dr. and West End Ave., for a quarter century, and was known to hold jam sessions on his stoop, much to the chagrin of his silence-loving neighbors.

Davis' nephew, Los Angeles-based drummer Vincent Wilburn Jr., was on hand Wednesday to watch outgoing Mayor Bloomberg sign the bill.

Source:nydailynews