A fan of John Lennon is attempting to get the corner of Central Park West and West 72nd Street named after the slain music legend.

The West Side Spirit is reporting that Toni Diffley, a lifelong fan of Lennon who says she got the idea for the renaming a year ago when she visited Strawberry Fields Memorial with her daughter, went before Community Board 7 to lobby for the name change a few days ago. There is a petition here at gopetition.com for people to throw their support for the cause.

Some people might think that since Strawberry Fields already is a pretty impressive monument to the late Beatle then a street name would be unnecessary and even silly. But others point out that Queens has a Run DMC JMJ Way. U2 got a part of 53rd street, briefly named U2 Way, just for releasing an album and doing Letterman for a week. Then again, the Beatles got a whole version of Rock Band dedicated to them, so maybe that's enough.

Toni Diffley, the author of the petition, writes: "It has been put on my heart for sometime to petition the Honorable Mayor Bloomberg and the great City of New York to honor its most loveable and famous adopted son John Lennon. We all lost an incredible musician, poet, artist and social spokesman. PLEASE MAYOR BLOOMBERG make this dream a reality for all of us who love and miss our beloved John Lennon. Let's take a sad song and make it better. EVERYONE OF US IS ALL WE NEED!!!"

Let's see what happens.

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Source: Mike Spence, nypress.com/blog-5238-john-lennon-way-new-york-ny.html