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'Muhammad Ali Triangle' Co-Naming Planned at Flatbush Junction

 Muhammad Ali looks on during a boxing match at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1991.
Muhammad Ali looks on during a boxing match at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1991.
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FLATBUSH — A piece of Brooklyn may soon be named for The Greatest if a local councilman gets his way.

Jumaane Williams, a City Councilman who represents Flatbush, is looking to name one of the busiest corners in his district after Muhammad Ali to commemorate the late boxer, he announced this week.

In the plan, the corner of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues, also known at Flatbush Junction, would be co-named “Muhammad Ali Triangle” to honor the man with the “spirit and perseverance of a true warrior,” Williams said in a statement.

"Co-namings are specifically enacted to honor individuals who have made indelible contributions to our city and to serve as a teaching tool to future generations about the impact these persons made during their lifetime,” he said. “I can think of no one whose life story meets that criteria more than the man universally acknowledged as The Greatest — Muhammad Ali."

As of Monday, legislation to make the name official had yet to be introduced in the Council; Williams said he plans to introduce a bill for the co-naming as soon as possible.

Flatbush Junction wouldn’t be the first place in the city named for Ali. Less than a week after the sports icon's death, the city temporarily renamed 33rd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues — adjacent to Madison Square Garden — to “Muhammad Ali Way.”

Ali fought in eight boxing matches at the Garden arena, including the famous 1971 “fight of the century” against Joe Frazier.

Ali passed away on June 3 at the age of 74. He was laid to rest in a funeral service in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., on Friday.