The intersection of Lafayette Street and Astor Place was co-named in honor of the Public Theater founder on December 1.
The intersection of Lafayette Street and Astor Place in New York City has been co-named Joseph Papp Way in honor of late Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. The Public, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its landmark home at 425 Lafayette Street, hosted a public naming ceremony December 1.
The ceremony took place at 8:30 AM at the Astor Place Plaza. The event included remarks by Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl, District 2 City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, and Public Theater Board Member Gail Papp.
Flip through photos of the ceremony below:
Go Inside the Public Theater’s Joseph Papp Way Naming Ceremony