River Ave. to be renamed in honor of Mariano Rivera following City Council vote


Via NY Post: River Ave. at 161st St. will be renamed Rivera Ave. in honor of Mariano Rivera following a City Council vote on Tuesday. The vote passed 47-0. “It’s an honor to have a street named after me,” said Mo. “ I have a lot of great memories driving down that street. My family and I are extremely grateful for this.”

Council member Maria del Carmen Arroyo, whose district includes Yankee Stadium, filed the paperwork after being persuaded by a fan. The Post and Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant led the campaign to get the street renamed. I’m guessing just the stretch of River Ave. alongside Yankee Stadium will be renamed, but either way this is pretty cool. Rivera is being honored for his charity work in the community as much as his playing career. (No, we’re not changing the name of the site.)

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  1. Jerry Milani says:

    I did wonder about what you’d do about the site name lol ;)

  2. Hall and Nokes says:

    Will the Macombs Dam Bridge be renamed the Bridge To Mariano?

  3. RetroRob says:

    I checked. RiveraAveBlues and RiveraAvenueBlues are available. I don’t think you have anything to worry about!

  4. TWTR says:

    They are going to have to name something after Jeter too.

  5. Kramerica Industries says:

    Don’t need to change the name of the site; the “a” just serves two purposes now. Kinda like how the English town of Southampton is spelled with only one “h” despite being pronounced “South Hampton”, the “a” can now just be looked at as Rivera Ave Blues instead.

  6. Kenny says:

    Instead of adding an “a”, why not just shift the “a”? So it would become “Rivera Venue”.

  7. Andrew J says:

    Any chance he comes back after Girardi visits with him.

  8. Kevin says:

    The site name should really be changed to Rivera Ave Blues.

  9. BrianMcCannon says:

    Didn’t think so, haha. Well deserved of course.

  10. Mandy Stankiewicz says:

    Points to the fan whoever came up with this!

  11. bkight13 says:

    RiverAve Blues

  12. The Other Sam says:

    He gets to go home and tell people there’s a street named for him in NYC. Pretty cool and well-deserved.

  13. Chris Z says:

    That’s very nice but honestly, is this a little much?

    The history is on River Ave. can we leave some things? How about an honorary name? Name the train stop after him. Name the great hall after him, but actually changing where Yankee stadium is located? Seems kind of overkill.

    • Council Friend says:

      Don’t worry, it’s not actually a renaming. It’s a “co-naming.” It will still be River Ave. on maps, but a second sign will be placed on one of the poles at the intersection saying “Rivera Ave.” That’s why the location is given as an intersection rather than as being between two other streets.

  14. Innings Duh says:

    Stephen Drew SS
    Jeter 3B
    Johnson 2B

  15. Joe L. says:

    Why not also add an “S” to make it Rivera SAve?

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