The rumor began swirling on the streets of East Williamsburg—or is it still Bushwick?—late last summer, overheard on street corners and even announced at a cultural event: someone or someones were pushing to remove the "Avenue of Puerto Rico" text from the Graham Avenue street signs.
"I heard about it a long time ago, then didn't hear anything else. I thought it was a dead issue," said Betty M. Cooney, the executive director of the Graham Avenue Business Improvement District. She'd hoped it would disappear back into the mysterious void from which it came, but unfortunately, it seems to keep popping up.
"I figured maybe it was just somebody's lame idea of a joke. Then maybe a month ago, someone mentioned it again."