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