• New York's Coney Island corner to honor Woody Guthrie

    By: Ryan Love

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    NEW YORK CITY - A corner of Coney Island in New York City is set to be renamed in honor of folk music legend and Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie.

    Guthrie lived in Coney Island for a few years of his life.

    The corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 35th Street in Coney Island will be renamed "Woody Guthrie Way" in a ceremony on Saturday.

    New York City Council Member Mark Treyger represents the area of the city and will be taking part in the event before the area's Mermaid Parade.

    Guthrie's family will be in attendance and perform some of the folk singer's iconic songs.


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