"We wanted to memorialize the outpouring of love from the community for Aretha Franklin," said an MTA spokesperson in a statement about the RESPECT signs at the Franklin Ave and Franklin St subway stations. "We agreed that 'respect' was a beautiful tribute and worthy message."
Michael Jackson would've been 60 this Wednesday (8/29) and thousands of fans celebrated his musical legacy this past Saturday (8/25) in at Spike Lee's annual "Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party" on Do The Right Thing Way in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
”Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret.”
With the Queen of Soul currently seriously ill and under hospice care, some fan (fans?) took it upon themselves to turn the Franklin St. subway station in Tribeca into an Aretha Franklin tribute, with pasted lyrics and song titles on stairsteps and signage...
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