Billy Joel may get part of NY highway named for him

Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on

Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 9, 2014. (Credit: Agaton Strom)

The boy from the Town of Oyster Bay who went on to be a Big Shot and inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame might get part of a highway named after him.

A bill in the State Legislature would name part of state Route 107 in the Town of Oyster Bay "Billy Joel Boulevard" for the prolific singer-songwriter and Long Island philanthropist -- the stretch of South Broadway from East John Street to West Old Country Road. It is sponsored by state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and Assemb. Michael Montesano (R-Glen Head)

The legislature is currently focusing local bills, including naming roads, bridges and parks for local celebrities.

The bill currently lacks a sponsor from the Democratic majority in the Assembly, which is usually necessary for passage. But the measure could get a little help from Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a friend and biker pal of Hicksville native Joel.

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