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River Ave. will soon become Rivera Ave. near Yankee Stadium

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The gifts and honors piled up for Mariano Rivera during his 2013 farewell tour and they aren't stopping even in retirement. The New York City Council has voted to rename a block of River Avenue, which borders Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, "Rivera Avenue."

The vote was 47-0, with two abstentions (from councilmembers representing Manhattan and Queens). The City Council's majority leader is named Joel Rivera and he represents the Bronx, but that's likely a pure coincidence.

"It's an honor to have a street named after me," the all-time saves leader said. "I have a lot of great memories driving down that street. My family and I are extremely grateful for this."

h/t: New York Post and CBS New York


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