Upper West Siders can now say “Meet me at Norman Rockwell Place” as the corner of 103rd street and Broadway has officially been named after the artist.
In a ceremony Thursday, the street-sign was unveiled and students from Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, who had spearheaded the street naming, celebrated.
Rockwell was born in 1894 in a brownstone at 206 West 103rd street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. He moved uptown when he was 2, and lived in a few other places before moving to New Rochelle when he turned 17. We wrote about Rockwell’s history and the students’ effort in detail last year.
Photos via Councilman Mark Levine.