The City Council’s Transportation Committee just voted unanimously to rename a street in Queens in honor of slain rapper Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell and the pioneering group he co-founded, Run DMC.
The 4-0 vote took place this morning. The proposal is to rename the intersection of 205th St and Hollis Avenue to “Run DMC and JMJ Way.”
The proposal was put forward by City Councilman Leroy Comrie. Mizell was shot and killed in Queens in 2002.