By Lauren Klose
A corner of urban New York was transformed into a Norman Rockwell portrait Thursday when a Manhattan street corner was named to honor the iconic artist.
The Upper West Side isn’t the typical canvas for any work associated with the artist.
But when students from a neighborhood high school learned on a field trip about Rockwell’s local roots, they began a campaign to put his portrait in perspective...“These kids, through sheer determination, surmounted obstacle after obstacle to make this come into reality,” said City Councilman Mark Levine, who spearheaded the change.
At the unveiling, Levine presented an official proclamation to Mills and her students from the City Council, for Norman Rockwell Place.