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City to Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On One Street Per Borough

Black Lives Matter sign (Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

June 9, 2020 By Christian Murray

A street in Queens is going to be co-named and painted to commemorate the Black Lives Matter movement, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today.

The mayor said that a street in each borough will be co-named after the movement and the city will work with community activists to paint each one.

“The streets of our city will now affirm the vital work activists have done to bring us forward,” de Blasio said in a statement. “With a street in every borough painted with the words Black Lives Matter, we are recognizing where we have been and looking forward to where we will go.”

The project will begin in Manhattan near City Hall. The other four locations will be determined in conjunction with the city council.

“Renaming and repainting a street is a modest testament to the massive challenge ahead of us,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer in a statement. “But in so doing we will, literally, set down a marker for our current goals and mark this era for future generations.”

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