Today at the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue there will be a ceremony to commemorate Bill Cunningham, The New York Times reports. Anyone who traced the legendary photographer’s path knew this was a regular spot for him to snap stylish Manhattanites. Upon his recent passing, murmurings of renaming this now iconic intersection began, and thankfully at 12:30 p.m. today the deputy mayor of New York, the former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and the executive editor of The New York Times will gather to rename the corner “Bill Cunningham Corner.”
Though the renaming will be temporary (this process has become sparse in practice), Mayor Bill de Blasio did acknowledge Cunningham’s long-lasting impact on the city in a statement, which may lead to something more permanent down the road.
What’s your favorite memory of Bill Cunningham? Leave it in the comments, and pick up your copy of the documentary Bill Cunningham New York if you don't already own it!
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