Where the Streets Have No____(Insert Pun Here)

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U2 Way

Mayor Bloomberg must be really bored these days. This morning, the Mayor renamed a section of West 53rd Street “U2 Way,” resulting in a photo opportunity featuring each member of the band holding street signs. It is truly curious how someone is always coming up with new ways to keep U2 relevant.

For those with rss feeds, be prepared for a few days worth of headlines that incorporate a “Where the Streets Have No Name” pun. It’s probably no coincidence that this publicity stunt comes on the heels of U2’s latest album. But why is a street in Midtown Manhattan now named after an Irish pop band who’s popularity has been on a steady decline since the early ’90’s? How about naming a street in the Lower East Side after the Beastie Boys, a band who wrote an entire album dedicated to the five buroughs. How about an East Harlem Street named after Tupac, or Greenwhich Village street for Bob Dylan? Take notes, Bloomberg.

More photos via Getty Images

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