NEW YORK — Applewood will be renamed to honor the late Apple CEO, according to a plan to be announced Tuesday by the city’s government.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city Planning Commission will unveil the plan at a press conference.
De Blasio said the name change was “a very important thing for the people of New York.”
The new name will be announced at the citywide ceremony on April 25 at the Applewood golf resort in the Bronx.
The new golf course will be in the former Applewood Estate at 4200 West 39th Street, adjacent to the site of the former U.S. Steel plant.
It will be a short distance from the current site of Apple’s headquarters.
Applewood Golf Club will be named for former Apple CEO Richard C. Applewood, who was chairman of the company’s board from 1984 to 1994.
Apple and the company he founded are co-developers of several new Apple products.
Apple Woods is a popular golf course in New York City.
Apple’s current headquarters are located at 2 Park Avenue, just east of Times Square.