From the Daily News:
Renaming the Queensboro Bridge after former Mayor Ed Koch moved a step closer to reality Friday after a City Council hearing that nearly doubled as a pep rally.
The testimony - much of it delivered by Koch's former colleagues in city government - was punctuated by laughter and fond memories of the ex-mayor.
"Mayor Koch is bold, tough, effective, charming and he stands firm, each and every day," former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman said with a chuckle. "The same can be said for our bridge."
"He helped saved all the city's bridges, including this one," said Robert Tierney, chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
A vote on the proposal to christen the span as the Edward Koch-Queensboro Bridge will be held within weeks.