Samantha Liebman

Aretha gets r-e-s-p-e-c-t at Franklin Street subway station

August 17, 2018 - 1:50 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New Yorkers paid r-e-s-p-e-c-t to the Aretha Franklin at subway stations in Manhattan.

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The subway stations at Franklin Avenue and Franklin Street got a makeshift 'Aretha' makeover when someone put "Aretha" over the Franklin sign.

Below it reads "R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

The stencils were cleaned at the Franklin Ave C station but the small tribute remains at the Franklin Street station.

Many would like to see it stay, and the MTA will keep it for now, 1010 WINS' Samantha Liebman reported.

Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer.

Tributes continue to pour in from all over the world to honor the legendary "Queen of Soul."