Sen. Tony Avella has joined his former NYC Council colleague Peter Vallone Jr. in opposing the city’s plan to rename the Queensboro Bridge (or, the 59th Street Bridge, if you prefer) to honor former Mayor Ed Koch.
“Despite my deep affinity and respect for Mayor Koch, I think it is completely inappropriate to be naming the Queensboro Bridge after him at this time,” Avella said in a press release.
“First of all there should be a moratorium on all bridge renaming while the City is facing a fiscal crisis. In addition, this renaming flies in the face the general rule against the naming of public structures in honor of living persons.”
“As a lifelong Queens resident and as an elected official representing parts of Queens, it is particularly disturbing to see a Hallmark of Queens history stripped of its association to the borough.”
Where the hell are the rest of Queens' elected officials on this? Are these asswipes planning to vote yes? Or are they going to make a deal with Quinn so that they can safely vote no while the reps of the other 4 boroughs vote yes?
There's now a Facebook Group dedicated to the topic.