How it’s New York: New York is big on naming little streets for famous people. I once worked in a building on  LaGuardia Place, and had to convince a taxi driver that the street existed.
How it’s Irish: Bobby Sands was an I.R.A. hunger striker who died in 1981. I remember crying. Some cities in France already have streets named after him.
Thatcher, Bobby Sands lose out in Paris street battle (via AFP)

Margaret Thatcher and Bobby Sands fought an epic battle three decades ago that left the Irish hunger-striker dead, but in their latest — posthumous — fight, neither side came out victorious when the city of Paris on Monday rejected plans to name streets after them. An exasperated deputy mayor of…

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