Image via Columbia

Image via Columbia

Earlier this week it was announced that David Bowie received his first ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with his recent album ★ (Blackstar), which was released only two days before his passing. Since his untimely death, Bowie fans all over the world have been celebrating his life and career.

Last we saw Austin, Texas show their respect by allowing a street sign changed to David Bowie St. to stay up for a while. This time the news comes from fans in New York. Today (January 20, 2016) was officially declared David Bowie Day in New York City.

The announcement was shared on Bowie’s official Facebook page. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is expected to read a proclamation tonight during the curtain call of the final performance of the sold-out run of Lazarus—the New York Theater Workshop production that was conceived and co-created by Bowie.

Related: Am I Still Too Young? R.I.P. David Bowie.