NYC Names Intersection ‘Bill Cunningham Corner’

The New York Times photographer died on June 25 at age 87

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Sydney Narvaez

A Manhattan street corner will be temporarily named for longtime fashion photographer Bill Cunningham who died last month.

Cunningham, who took pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York for The New York Times, died June 25 at age 87.

The northeast corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue has a new sign that reads: "Bill Cunningham Corner."

The renaming is temporary as street renaming must undergo a legislative process. The city says it hopes to find a more lasting way to honor Cunningham.

Mayor de Blasio says Cunningham's photos captured the "city's diversity in every sense of the word, and helped define New York as the fashion capital of the world

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