NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — When former Mayor Ed Koch died this past winter, many New Yorkers looked back at video clips of him waving and yelling, “Welcome to my bridge!” at several passing vehicles — including a livery cab transporting current Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
But if one City Councilman has his way, the Queensboro Bridge at 59th Street will not be Koch’s bridge for much longer. But the issue has nothing to do with Koch personally.
The bridge was renamed the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for Koch in 2011. And City Councilman Peter Vallone (D-22nd) says it’s nothing personal, but he wants Koch’s name removed.