NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – An official New York City website mistakenly named a bridge linking Manhattan and the Bronx after former Mayor David Dinkins.
The Daily News reports that the Willis Avenue Bridge over the Harlem River was mislabeled the “David Dinkins-Willis Avenue Bridge” on the maps.nyc.gov website.
As of Thursday morning, the error had not be corrected.
It wasn’t immediately clear how long the error was on the website, which is updated twice a year. It provides city maps, updates on snow removal, 311 complaints and building information.
A bill introduced in 2012 calling for the name change died without ever coming up for a vote in the City Council.
Told of the error Wednesday, Dinkins, 86, quipped that he’d be “flattered if they named a lamppost after me.”
Dinkins, the city’s first black mayor, served one term from 1990 to 1994.
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