Morningside Heights Block To Be Named ‘George Carlin Way’ In Honor Of Late Comedian

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —George Carlin is finally getting his own way.

The late comedian grew up on West 121st Street between Broadway and Amsterdam in Morningside Heights.

Carlin often reference the neighborhood in his many books, television specials and albums.

“That neighborhood meant so much to him that he continued to be friends with all the people he grew up with, and hung on corners with and got into trouble with,” Carlin’s daughter, Kelly, told 1010 WINS. “[He] spoke a lot and often and very fondly about that neighborhood.”

During a special ceremony Wednesday afternoon, a sign will go up on the block naming it “George Carlin Way.” Mayor Bill de Blasio signed off on the plan to honor Carlin this summer following a two-year petition drive.

The celebration will continue Wednesday evening with a comedy show at Caroline’s on Broadway.

Carlin died in 2008. He was 71.

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