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New York City declares January 20th as David Bowie Day

on January 20, 2016, 3:25pm

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 Austina 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.

In related news, Bowie’s final album ★ (Blackstar) debuted at No. 1 in 69 countries, including his first-ever No. 1 album in the US. Coincidentally, was released on the musician’s 69th birthday.