Great news! In a vote on 2/5 (the same day that City Council members cheerfully gave themselves a hefty pay hike to $148,500) the Council approved 42 street co-namings, one of which was for DeGraw between Fourth & Fifth, in honor of longtime resident & rapper Robert "Pumpkinhead" Diaz, who died last summer.
“It’s important for him to be remembered," (friend and neighbor Claudia) Imperiale said. "There are barely any original Park Slopers left in Park Slope. He was an important part of it... He loved his art, he loved rapping, he loved doing it. It's an important message for people to not give up.” (DNAinfo)
Many congratulations to all those involved with the petition to rename DeGraw, & best wishes to Robert Diaz's family - wife Shawntay, sons Raiden & Royce, and baby daughter. A beautiful tribute to Diaz, and to an older Park Slope.