News George Carlin gets street in Upper Manhattan named after him The George Carlin Way street sign on display at the George Carlin Way Unveiling Ceremony on October 22, 2014 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty/Jemal Countess By AMNY.COM October 22, 2014 5:44 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Funnyman George Carlin now has a street named after him in the Morningside Heights neighborhood where he grew up. A section of West 121st Street between Morningside Drive and Amsterdam Avenue was renamed “George Carlin Way,” where a group of celebrities, comedians relatives and fans gathered on Wednesday for a special ceremony. Carlin, who died in 2008, grew up on the block and attended Corpus Christi School, which is also on West 121st Street and had also long opposed the renaming. By AMNY.COM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.