Sunday, March 20, 2011

Letter from Queens Civic Congress

Dear Councilmember--

This week you will vote on re-naming the Queensboro Bridge for former Mayor Ed Koch.

This is not about Ed Koch.

This is all about Queens.

And about how you feel about Queens and the people who live in Queens.

The bridge is Queens's bridge, not a plaything that will respond to any name it is called.

The Queensboro Bridge sums up Queens: hardworking, tough, practical and a little rough around the edges.

The Queens Civic Congress is an umbrella of more than 110 neighborhood based organizations representing residents of every part of Queens. QCC is the only borough wide civic group of its kind in New York City.

QCC urges you to vote for Queens. Vote to retain the current name of the Queensboro Bridge.

Go Queens!

Patricia Dolan
Queens Civc Congress
PO Box 670706
Flushing, NY 11367

Photo from Daily News


Anonymous said...

Oh pa-lese.

Print their email blast back in December on this topic.

georgetheatheist said...

Queens Borough President Marshall weighs in on the bridge-naming issue


Is this really what the city council works on?!?!?!?!? Especially in 2011!! WHy are'nt they brainstorming on how to save the city some money and make the quality of life better for the people living here! The local political front has become a POPULARITY game not true improvement!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of K(r)o(t)ch suckers!

Just like 6th Avenue...
they tried to rename it Avenue of The Americas but everybody still calls it 6th Avenue!


Anonymous said...

And RFK Bridge is still Triboro to most of us.

Anonymous said...

A late letter in the local paper is not enough, Pat. You should convene an emergency QCC civics meeting, invite councilmembers.

Anonymous said...

They are meeting tomorrow. Not about this, but it's their regular meeting and some mundane topic of interest to eastern Queens is the main item on the agenda, as usual.

Anonymous said...

Like anybody really cares what Miss Patricia Dolan, spinster, has to say besides herself.

Queens Civic Congress has become NYC's laughing stock...another paper tiger without teeth.

Anonymous said...

My hat's off to her but even this gritty, determined old Irish biddy can't fight the torrential corruption that deluges Queens.

Anonymous said...

Don't spend a minute and a dime more on renaming any bridges at all!