Jerry Orbach Way — New York City, NY
I personally have a soft spot for the corner of West 53rd and 8th Avenue AKA Jerry Orbach Way because of 1) my undying love for the whole Law & Order franchise and 2) the fact that my first-ever job was located on this block.
Back in 2007, after his widow petitioned relentlessly for a street to be named after the actor who so lovingly brought Detective Lennie Briscoe to life, he finally received it three years after passing. The actor lived on the northwest corner of the intersection for more than 25 years, and it’s a must-visit for fans of the show.
Mark Hamill Drive — Clairemont, CA
The Luke Skywalker actor, who also made a name for himself as a voice actor in Batman: The Animated Series and The Simpsons, recently got a street named after him in his hometown within the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego. “To say that I am grateful would be an understatement,” he said at the time. Next time you’re in SoCal, pay the street a visit by heading to Castleton Drive between Mount Abernathy and Clayford Streets.
Tupac Lane — Las Vegas, NV
Although Tupac Lane was probably not named for the legendary rapper who was murdered in Sin City back in 1996, the coincidences are too big to ignore. The street was named back in 1990, when Tupac Shakur was just another member of the Digital Underground, but it’s hard to believe it was named to commemorate the last Inca king, as The Awl convincingly points out.
Whether it was named to pay tribute to him, or to commemorate the not-yet famous rapper, you’d be crazy not to take the chance to drive along the strip blasting “Dear Mama.” Oh, and while you’re there, don’t miss the opportunity to make fun of the Las Vegas developers’ carelessness and snap a selfie with the misspelled Jane Austin Avenue, Alfa Romero Avenue, and De Vinci Court.