A section of Washington Place was renamed for the Village folk legend in 2004. Van Ronk died in 2002.

A section of Washington Place was renamed for the Village folk legend in 2004. Van Ronk died in 2002.

Van Ronk buzzer.

Van Ronk buzzer.

  Gotta feel for the woman. Every time she walks out her front door she sees her former husband's name not in lights, but on a street sign.

  Andrea Vuocolo, the folk legend's second wife, lives on a street that shares her former husband's name. The sign is steps from the front door of her building where the buzzer is. (The buzzer has the Vuocolo name spelled slightly wrong.) 

  So whenever she leaves her building, she can glance up and see her ex's name immortalized on a street sign. Where else but in Greenwich Village, and on a The Beats and Bob Dylan walking tour no less! Can't make this stuff up.

 Not that she was on bad terms with Dave when she split up with him, and I am not entirely sure if she was still married to him when he died. Don't have the nerve to hit the buzzer and ask her, and no one I have asked has the same story twice about it. And I don't blindly trust Wikipedia. Their personal life is their own, to a point. I mean the Coen Brothers made a movie loosely based on the guy - Dave Van Ronk - called Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

  And he was also arrested at Stonewall in June 1969. He was walking by and tossed a brick at cops who were needlessly arresting homosexual bar patrons.

  Good for him.