From the NY Post:
City Council Peter Vallone said today that he's opposed to renaming the iconic East River crossing after the 105th mayor.
“Mayor Ed Koch is truly a great man and deserving of an honor like this, but renaming a landmark so closely linked to our borough’s culture and history is not appropriate. The city would not rename the Brooklyn Bridge and the Queensboro Bridge should be treated equally,” Vallone said.
Mayor Bloomberg had proposed the honor last year to celebrate Koch's 86th birthday.
The re-naming requires approval by the City Council.