West 97th Street was rechristened "Ariel Russo Place" on Monday, in honor of the four-year-old girl who was killed there by an unlicensed driver one year ago. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilman Mark Levine and Ariel's mother, Sofia Russo, all spoke at the event, which was held on what would have been Ariel's fifth birthday.

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