New York Street Named After U2: Rock N’ Roll Diary Extra

On this day in 2009, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the release of U2 album No Line on the Horizon by renaming one of Manhattan’s streets.

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A section of 53rd Street in Manhattan was temporarily renamed to “U2 Way” in honor of the band and their week-long appearance on Letterman that same week.

Safe to say the band was floored by the honor of having a street named after them – and throwing off New York’s entire “grid” map system in the process!

Here’s a live take of No Line on the Horizon single “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” performed live featuring plenty of clips from the band’s 360 Tour:

[metrolyrics artist=”U2″ song=”I’ll Go Crazy If I don’t Go Crazy tonight”]

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