Photo by Jimmy King
Tributes for the late, great David Bowie have spanned beyond the usual fare of cover songs and penned reflections (though there have also been plenty of those). Among the more atypical honors: a street sign in Austin, a second line parade in New Orleans, and a constellation in outer space.
Now, New York City is celebrating the life and legacy of Bowie by declaring today, January 20th, 2016, “David Bowie Day”. Though a native of Brixton, England, Bowie lived and recorded in New York City for a majority of his life.
According to Bowie’s Facebook page, acting commissioner Luis Castro of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will present the proclamation during the curtain call of tonight’s final performance of Lazarus, the New York Theater Workshop production conceived and co-created by Bowie.