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Ever since Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker debuted last October, a certain staircase in the Bronx has become a mandatory stop for fans, especially those in costume.
Inspired by a memorable scene of the anti-hero dancing down a flight of stairs—situated in real life at Shakespeare and Jerome Avenues—to the tune of Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2,” fans have converged on the staircase daily for months. As you might imagine, that’s not always a delight for the Bronx residents just trying to go about their days.