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Stop the Renaming of the Queensboro Bridge

Dear supporters,

"Queensboro" has not been erased from the bridge. That says a lot. That we spoke out on this makes a difference. Thank you for being true to our borough. Always keep Queens a destination.

Sincerely,

Phil

 

If you have not already, please also sign this other petition opposing the rename:

Petition opposed to renaming the Queensboro Bridge

Read on for more information:

In December 2010, the city proposed to rename the Queensboro Bridge after former mayor Edward I. Koch. More recently, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., a resident and native son of Queens, opposed the renaming in defense of his home borough and its namesake icon. Other citizens have voiced opposition to the renaming for various reasons.

Related articles:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/soon-you-can-take-the-koch-bridge-to-queens/?partner=rss&emc=rss

http://gothamist.com/2011/03/23/queensboro_bridge_could_be_koch_bri.php),

http://www.queenstribune.com/deadline/Deadline_031711_Push_To_Save_Bridge_Queensboro_Identity.html

http://sunnysidepost.com/2011/03/21/van-bramer-gives-koch-bridge-the-thumbs-down/

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/59562/et-tu-tony-sen-avella-opposes-koch-bridge/ 

http://www.qgazette.com/news/2011-03-02/Editorials/Queensboro_Bridge_Name_Should_Remain.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_localnyc/queensboro-bridge-should-not-be-renamed-after-former-mayor-ed-koch-70-of-queens-biz-leaders-say

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/koch-says-let-the-bridge-debate-play-out/

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/the-edward-i-koch-fill-in-name-of-landmark-here/

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/02/15/renaming-queensboro-for-koch-a-bridge-too-far-for-some/

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bloomberg-to-Rename-Queensboro-Bridge-After-Former-Mayor-Koch-111527514.html

 

"On September 11th, 2001,my father, an immigrant resident of Queens, had only one means of getting home. So, like many that day, he crossed the Queensboro Bridge by foot. I too crossed the bridge that day and when I did, I knew exactly where I was going. I wasn't feeling groovy. I never once thought about Ed Koch. All I knew was that I was on my way home."

-Philip Tatel, Queens, NY.

 

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  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  • Speaker Christine Quinn


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