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Corner of Fifth Avenue and East Fifty-Seventh Street Renamed in Honor of Bill Cunningham

Jacob Bernstein of the New York Times states that the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and East Fifty-Seventh Street, where the famed fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who passed away on June 25, 2016, waited to document the perfect urban denizen in their inimitable style, will temporarily be renamed “Bill Cunningham Corner” in his honor. A ceremony for the renaming will take place at the intersection at 12:30 PM today. Harold Koda, the former curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute; Alicia Glen, a deputy mayor of New York; and Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, will be presiding over the event.

“Bill Cunningham turned our sidewalks into runways and New Yorkers into models. His vivid photos captured our city’s diversity in every sense of the word, and helped define New York as the fashion capital of the world,” said New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

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