Petition opposed to renaming the Queensboro Bridge sign now

Dear Council Members,

We are concerned about the upcoming March 23rd vote on the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge after former Mayor Ed Koch. We feel this is an unacceptable proposal.

Queens is seldom honored in this Manhattan-centric city. Our history has been decimated by development and reshaped by outside forces. This insanity has to stop.

Bridges and public spaces should be named after places, not individuals. Place names denote where the facility is. Place names are rarely controversial. Place names are historic and honor the places that they are named after. They therefore honor the people who live there.

The policy of the city up until very recently has been to name its major spans after towns or boroughs. We have the Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx-Whitestone, Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges.

Does the Ed Koch Bridge fit into this pattern?

Mr. Kochs record while mayor was mixed at best. While he did see the city through some difficult times, his administration also suffered many scandals. He has no roots in the borough of Queens whatsoever. He has always lived in Manhattan.

Voters in the borough and throughout the city are opposed to renaming the bridge after Koch.

If you truly represent the people, then you will vote no to renaming the Queensboro Bridge after Edward I. Koch.

Thank you.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 December 2015900. Michael O
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 2015899. Nick M
    I live in Miami Fl, my heart and roots are still in Astoria Queens. My family still live in Queens. Leave the bridge name alone. It belongs to Queens. Town Miami Florida Voter? No
  • 26 November 2015898. Daniel K
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015897. Eric G
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015896. Rebecca M
    Please don't do this --it's ridiculous Town Astoria Voter? No
  • 23 November 2015895. Yoichiro O
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015894. Myrna F
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 2015893. John Pr
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 2015892. Vari N
    Ed Koch is not a Queens born politician--enough said! Town Brooklyn Voter? No
  • 24 October 2015891. Arthur S
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 2015890. Giselle B
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015889. Jennifer B
    It's the Queensboro Bridge. Town Astoria Voter? No
  • 20 October 2015888. Hulda B
    I support this petition
  • 27 September 2015887. Mahi E
    Let it be! Town Astoria Voter? No
  • 24 September 2015886. Maria K
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 2015885. Steve G
    I support this petition
  • 16 September 2015884. Gloria Stephenson
    I support this petition
  • 10 September 2015883. Jessica K
    I support this petition
  • 09 September 2015882. Vivian D
    Even if Bloomberg paid the cost , It should not be done Town Kings County Voter? No
  • 09 September 2015881. Tonina R
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 2015880. Brett G
    Queensboro Bridge is fine with me! Town Astoria Voter? No
  • 18 August 2015879. Bob P
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 2015878. Christina Wilkinsonpresidentnewtownhistoricals
    Stop the insanity! No one would even think of renaming the Brooklyn Bridge, so why rename the Queensboro? Town Ridgewood Voter? No
  • 28 July 2015877. Cindy M
    I support this petition
  • 19 July 2015876. Carolyn E
    I support this petition
  • 19 July 2015875. Demitra D
    I support this petition
  • 30 June 2015874. Margaret Z
    NO renaming the Queensborough Bridge!!!!!! Town Greenpoint-Brooklyn Voter? No

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