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Tribeca board nixes ‘Robert De Niro Way’


The bend celebration would mark the address of the Tribeca Film Festival as able-bodied as the area of De Niro’s Tribeca Grill and his Tribeca Film Center.

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A Tribeca console thumbed its nostril this week at allotment the northeast bend of Franklin and Greenwich streets “Robert De Niro Way” in account of the Oscar winner’s 80th birthday.

“I alone don’t see why he has to have a artery called afterwards him … He already has recognition. People all over the apple apperceive him,” sniffed Community Board 1 affiliate Patricia Moore.

Moore was once aloof which the “Taxi Driver” abecedarian cofounded the Tribeca Film Festival afterwards 9/11 to abate the area, adage he didn’t do abundant to assist those many impacted by the agitator attacks.

The bend celebration would mark the address of the Tribeca Film Festival as able-bodied as the area of De Niro’s Tribeca Grill and his Tribeca Film Center.

Tribeca Enterprises, the ancestor aggregation for the anniversary and added De Niro ventures, proposed the concept to mark the “Raging Bull” star’s anniversary birthday.

Some on Community Board 1 did not really-feel “Taxi Driver” abecedarian adapted a artery called for him.Courtesy Everett Collection

“But conceivably alike further importantly to admit an atonement son of the city, who has for over 50 years contributed to the cultural and bread-and-butter advance of a city, of a association and a commune which he loves,” answered Peter Downing, the company’s artistic director.

Among the ambiguous issues — the “Goodfella” is still amid the living.

The board’s anew drafted guidelines crave an honoree to have been asleep for 20 years, or have amazing accomplishments.

Street allotment ceremoniousness commonly go alone to the deceased.J.C. Rice
Robert De Niro cofounded the Tribeca Film Festival afterwards 9/11.Rob Kim

The burghal Department of Transportation could adduce alone one instance area a artery assurance was once installed for addition still breath — the 2017 appellation of Willie Mays Drive in Harlem for the baseball legend.

“I intend ‘Meet the Parents’ is one of my admired movies,” accepted Jess Coleman, a board member. “With all due account to aggregate that’s been answered here, I anticipate acceding this appeal would basically breach up all the banal we did, all the guidelines we made.”

Tammy Meltzer, the association axle chair, answered it could set a alarming antecedent for added local luminaries.

A Tribeca association axle board did not balmy to the concept of allotment the bend of Franklin and Greenwich streets for Robert De Niro.J.C. Rice
Naming a artery bend for Robert De Niro could be apparent as ambience a antecedent for added luminaries like Taylor Swift.FilmMagic

“Fast advanced 10 years and Taylor Swift, who lives alone bottomward the alley from area we’re talking about, comes out and does an amazing amount of things,” Meltzer said. “And bristles years afterwards that, she’d like to have her artery renamed to ‘Taylor Swift Way.’”

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