MANHATTAN — Prince is taking over Prince Street.
In the Prince Street subway station an unknown mourner amended a sign on the Brooklyn bound platform to say "Prince RIP."
"I grew up with him, "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette". It's so sad to me," said Wendy Stefanish, 45, as she stopped to take in the memorial as she got off the R train. "To me they just don't have singers like that anymore ... He represented a whole generation."
Others are tagging "Prince Street" in their Instagram memorials to the beloved musician who died Thursday.
Almost immediately after the news of Prince's death broke, mourners flooded social media with memories about the singer and photos of him.
Many began geotagging the 13-block SoHo street that bears his name (although the location tag doesn't show when the post is embedded).
I'll always remember where I was when I heard that one of the greatest musical legends of our time passed away. Prince taught me at an impossibly young age that equality is not a far off thought, it's better than ok to be different, and that love is love and it's all around us. #prince. Live and love on. ❤️=❤️