Block Behind Apollo Co-Named James Brown Way


Papa’s got a brand-new sign. The block behind the Apollo, where James Brown’s early appearances spurred him to fame, has been co-named James Brown Way. It’s part of a new law that will co-name streets around the city after great African-Americans, including Count Basie, Paul Robeson, and Marcus Garvey. And Billie Holiday and Shirley Chisholm, just in case you were thinking it’s only a man’s man’s maaaaaaaaan’s world. [NYDN]