OK gang. Have you seen the latest bit of insanity? Bloomberg and other City officials want to rename our beloved 59th Street Queensborough Bridge. Are you Kidding me or what Mike? BAd, Bad, Bad Idea! Did you here me Mr. Mayor? Bad Idea? This beloved bridge has two names already. Doesn't need another. It's thee "Queensborough Bridge" in case you didn't notice, also know as
"The 59th Street Bridge." Slow Down, You're going too fast!
The Tax Payers of this city don't need you throwing away Millions of Dollars (Cost of changing roadsigns and other things related to a name change) for a Insane Name Change. Are you "out of Your Mind Mike?" Have you forgotten the other Ill Fated Insane attempts at change the names of New York streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks? Remember the attempt to change the name of
"Hells Kitchen" to CLINTON? Not!!! How bout the ill fated name-change of 6th Avenue to "Avenue of the Americas." That, I must admit wasn't a bad idea, but as you well know, "Never Caught On."
And Mr. Mayor when was the last time you heard someone call the Tri-Borough Bridge, "The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge." Not often, I'd wager to bet.
Mayor Koch was a great Mayor. I Loved the jog he did, and you're doing a fine job as well, but this idea of trying to rename a bridge that already has a great name as it is, "Is just plain Dumb." Sorry, but it is. I don't believe the city's taxpayers want you to through away our money on such Foolishness. "Give it up Mike."
Name a street, park, a school, after Koch, but the
"Queensborough Bridge." That's Insane!
by DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE