New York City celebrated Wu-Tang Clan this weekend by officially naming a district after the group.
On Saturday, May 4, the new district was unveiled on Staten Island. “Wu-Tang District” is now located in the area where the group’s members are from in the Park Hill neighborhood. New York City Council Member, Debi Rose, said in a post to Twitter that the district “is a celebration of their inspiration to the world — and a celebration of their home, Shaolin.”
As fans of the hip hop legends already know, Shaolin is what they call the borough of Staten Island. Council member Debi Rose went on to explain how “The Wu-Tang Clan turned their experiences growing up here into something that now resonates with people all over the world, with young people who live in urban settings, young people whose neighborhoods are underserved, young people who face economic and social challenges.”
The sign is located at the intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue and Targee Street.
Also published on Medium.