Yesterday saw the unveiling of Peter Jennings Way on West 66th Street (outside the ABC News headquarters). Jennings became an American citizen two years before his death, lived on the Upper West Side, and love the city dearly. Even WNBC 4 mentioned the street naming last night!
And in other street-naming news, Community Board 17 in Brooklyn is approved a motion to remain Church Avenue in Brooklyn "Bob Marley Avenue." Other community boards need to approve the measure, and there is the matter that Marley was not an American citizen. However, with so many Jamaicans living in NYC and the fact that non-citizen Marcus Garvey's name gracing streets and schools, some people feel it shouldn't be that hard, if there's enough support.