Monday, April 18, 2011

The horns of a dilemma: New York City's Duke Ellington Blvd.

The legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington made New York City his home for many years and when he died, the city renamed West 106th Street Duke Ellington Boulevard in his honor (he lived in a townhouse on the corner of 106th and Riverside Drive). Having said that, it seems rather ironic that a "No horn blowing" sign sits right below his street marker. Duke Ellington without horn blowing is like New York City without the A train (although we actually rode up on the number 1). Kind of puts you in a mood indigo, but then again I don't get around much anymore.


Amber Von Felts said...

Oh the irony! I love that. Kudos to you for picking up on the humor in this situation!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Thanks Amber. It's good to strike when the irony is hot.