Jul 06, 2016
By Michael Kramer
A street corner in Manhattan will be temporarily named for longtime fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who died last month.
During his long career, Cunningham took pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York for The New York Times.
He died on June 25th at age 87.
City officials are renaming the northeast corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue “Bill Cunningham Corner” – the temporary honour will last through next Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio can rename a street for a few days – but permanent renaming must go through a legislative process.
The city hopes to find a more lasting way to honour Cunningham – whom the mayor says captured the “city’s diversity in every sense of the word, and helped define New York as the fashion capital of the world.”