NYC Names Street 'Law & Order Way'

The folks on NBC's "Law & Order" (search) will go to work on a familiar street.

New York City on Tuesday renamed a short road that heads to Pier 62 on Manhattan's West Side "Law & Order Way" in honor of the show's 15th anniversary. That's where the show's offices are located and many of its episodes shot.

"New York City is as much a part of every 'Law & Order' ensemble as the actors," said Dick Wolf (search), series creator.

The drama is welcoming yet another cast member this season, with actor Dennis Farina (search), a former police officer, replacing Jerry Orbach as actor Jesse L. Martin's (search) detective partner. Orbach is heading to the new spinoff "Law & Order: Trial By Jury."

Martin said his new partner is doing fine.

"He just fit right in," he said. "I don't know how he did it, because I was nervous as hell that first day."