The lost MLK Blvd: Why doesn’t anybody know where the prosperous Harlem street named after him is?

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HARLEM, Manhattan – Naming a street after the civil rights leader is, of course, intended as a tribute.

Unfortunately, many of those 800 streets, boulevards or avenues are not always in the best parts of town, wherever they're located in the U.S.

But in New York City, businesses on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard are prospering, yet nobody who PIX11 interviewed on the thoroughfare named after the iconic civil rights leader knew where MLK Blvd. is.

It may be due to the street's long history, and as a Harlem historian pointed out, the mere fact that one of Harlem's most storied streets is co-named after Dr. King, may be tribute enough.