Vallone wants Ed Koch’s name gone from Queensboro Bridge

Print Friendly

12 Responses to Vallone wants Ed Koch’s name gone from Queensboro Bridge

  1. Pat

    I think Mr Vallone is correct and while he is at it why not restore the Triboro name to the Triboro Bridge.

    GIve Mr Kennedy a bridge up in Massachusetts where he came from .

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  2. Linda

    I agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Vallone and Pat. Don’t mess with the names of the bridges!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  3. Oil Beef Hooked

    Pat, preferably a bridge with a special off ramp for drunk drivers with female passengers when they want to go crashing into the water.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  4. Ro

    I refuse to call it the Ed Koch Bridge and so should you. :)

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  5. rmh

    It will always be the 59th street btidge –feelin+ groovy!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  6. LIC Dude

    I agree with all of the above!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  7. Tom

    I also agree with all the above. These bridges had names that were useful and described what they connected to. This “naming bridges after politicians and celebrities” is BS.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  8. ChangeItBack

    Change it back once Mayor Midget is out of office.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  9. Leo

    Yeah, but by the rationale you guys are using, the George Washington Bridge should be changed to the Jersey Bridge. Oh boy–Christie would love that!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  10. maria

    @ Oil-That was another Kennedy. This one actually was our senator.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  11. George P

    Can we do the same and change back the triborough bridge back to triborough bridge please!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  12. bruce

    Live and let live. In four years I’ve never heard Koch bridge. Sounds like a disease anyway.
    Maria your right, this Kennedy shoved a bottle of sleeping pills down a starlets throat and they called it suicide. They were all killers!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest News

Burglaries Down Nearly 50 Percent This Year
April 27, By Christian Murray
The high number of burglaries has long plagued residents of Sunnyside/Woodside and Long Island City, but this year the number of reported incidents is down nearly 50 percent compared to the same period in 2015.…
Queensboro Bridge To Get $244 Million For Repairs In Mayor’s Budget
April 27, Staff Report
The Queensboro Bridge is slated for a $244 million makeover. The funding was announced Tuesday as part of the Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget. It will cover replacing the Upper Span roadway in both directions,…
New Yorkers need better transit. Here’s the way to get there
The city should have a majority of seats on the MTA board Opinion: By Jimmy Van Bramer
In 1968, the state took over New York City’s buses and subways and created the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Nearly 50 years later,…
Man forcibly touched woman’s groin area on E-Train, police say
April 26, Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who forcibly touched a woman in the groin area while riding the E-train near the Queens Plaza subway station. The suspect allegedly approached a 38-year-old woman on March 22nd at 4:40 pm while riding the Queens-bound E-train.…
Gotham Center To Grow With Two-Tower, $700M Queens Plaza Project
April 25, By Jackie Strawbridge
The developer behind 2 Gotham Center at Queens Plaza South and 28th Street plans to build two more towers right next door. Tishman Speyer Properties plans to develop a two-tower commercial building at 28-10 Queens Plaza South,…
Dedicated Bike Lane On Pulaski Bridge To Officially Open This Week
April 25, By Christian Murray
The Department of Transportation will finally open a dedicated bike lane spanning the Pulaski Bridge this week, according to the agency. Cyclists were seen riding over the bridge in the protected bike lane on Sunday and many thought the highly-anticipated lane had officially opened.…
Thirteen Stories To Rise On 24th Street Across From QLIC
April 22, Staff Report
A 13-story, 24-unit residence is slated to bring more neighbors to Queens Plaza. Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings Tuesday for construction at 41-41 24th Street, just across the street from QLIC. There will be two apartments per floor from floors two through 13.…
Smorgasburg Will Not Return To Long Island City
April 21, By Christian Murray
The owners and operators of Smorgasburg Queens will not come back to Court Square this year. The market, which opened to much fanfare last July, did not generate the foot traffic that its owners had hoped.…
Units In Artsy Building Are Now Available For Rent
April 20, Staff Report
Apartments in the box-style building located across the street from MoMA PS 1 are now available, with monthly rents ranging from $2,000 to $6,500 per month. The 175-unit, 11-story building is called 2222 Jackson and consists of studio to three-bedroom apartments.…

Social

City Slams Trade Fair For Illegally Moving Bus Stops ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Robber Draws Gun At Sussex Bank, But Flees With No Cash ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Identity Theft Drives Crime Rate Up In Astoria Over Past Month ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Hell Gate Bridge Centenary Planning Kicks Off With Ideas For Mural Painting, Car Show, Fireworks And More ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Burglaries Down Nearly 50 Percent This Year ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Jackson Heights Man Allegedly Kills Girlfriend’s Dog, Faces 7-years Prison ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

VAN BRAMER: New Yorkers need better transit. Here's the way to get there ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Stunts, Special Effects, And More Behind-The-Scenes On Display At NY On Location ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Jackson Heights woman charged with animal cruelty, cops find 55 cats, 12 dogs and 2 turtles in her home ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Sex Offender Convicted Of Rubbing Genitals Against 13-year Old Girl On 7 Train ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Bear Russian Restaurant To Close At End Of The Month ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

“Queens For Ecuador” Raises More Than $10K For Victims Of Earthquake ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Diverse Cuisines On The Menu For May 3 ‘Queens Taste 2016’ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Brooklyn-Queens Connector Up For Discussion At Astoria Meeting ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

H&R Block Closes Queens Blvd Location ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Local Community Seeks To Honor Longtime Advocate With Street Naming ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Van Bramer Calls On MTA To Put Up Sound Barrier By LIRR Tracks ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Gotham Center to Grow with Two-Tower, $700 million Queens Plaza Project ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Queens Comfort Team To Serve Burgers And Cocktails At New Concept On Ditmars Blvd ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Queens Anti-Gentrification Group Forms, Aims to Torpedo Phipps’ 10-Story Proposal ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

More Headlines

Thirteen Stories To Rise On 24th Street Across From QLIC
April 22, Staff Report
A 13-story, 24-unit residence is slated to bring more neighbors to Queens Plaza. Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings Tuesday for construction at 41-41 24th Street, just across the street from QLIC. There will be two apartments per floor from floors two through 13.…
Smorgasburg Will Not Return To Long Island City
April 21, By Christian Murray
The owners and operators of Smorgasburg Queens will not come back to Court Square this year. The market, which opened to much fanfare last July, did not generate the foot traffic that its owners had hoped.…
Units In Artsy Building Are Now Available For Rent
April 20, Staff Report
Apartments in the box-style building located across the street from MoMA PS 1 are now available, with monthly rents ranging from $2,000 to $6,500 per month. The 175-unit, 11-story building is called 2222 Jackson and consists of studio to three-bedroom apartments.…
Rockrose Fills Its Jackson Ave Properties With New Café, Pizzeria, Japanese Restaurant
April 20, By Christian Murray
Rockrose Development has lured several new eateries into a number of old buildings it owns along Jackson Avenue, including Toby’s Estate Coffee. Toby’s Estate, which currently has three Manhattan locations and one in Brooklyn,…
7 Train Will Get Two Additional Round Trips Per Weeknight This Fall
April 19, Staff Report
Crowded 7 train straphangers will get a little relief this fall. The MTA will provide two additional round trips on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting in the fall. The agency had mentioned the plan at a Sunnyside town hall meeting early this month,…
Crowd gathers for Sanders at HPS
Watching the @berniesanders rally from my window. People still coming but don't think they will hit the 30k expected. A photo posted by Patrick Thompson (@patrickthompson) on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:11pm PDT…
$1.8M In Winning Participatory Budget Items Announced
April 18, By Jackie Strawbridge
Five projects totaling $1.8 million, including several school upgrades, won this year’s Participatory Budgeting process in Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer’s district. Participatory Budgeting allows constituents to vote on how capital dollars will be spent in their district.…
City Proposes Long-Term Shelter at Former Verve Hotel
April 18, By Jackie Strawbridge
The City is looking to keep a local women’s shelter that was installed on an emergency basis last year in place until at least 2020. A four-year, $39 million contract is proposed between the Department of Homeless Services and the Acacia Network,…
Landmarks gives thumbs down to Elks Lodge on 44th Drive
April 18, By Christian Murray
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has notified this district’s elected officials that the Elks Lodge on 44th Drive is not worthy of being landmarked. In a letter to Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, the LPC wrote that the structure “did not rise to the level of an individual landmark.” “The agency has determined that this property does not merit designation as an individual landmark due to its comparative lack of historic and architectural significance to other landmarked clubhouses,” according to the letter,…
Rebranded Bar And Restaurant, Re Pub LIC 50, Opens On 50th Ave
Staff Report
After a rough start for its previous iteration known as “Open Door,” the owners at 10-09 50th Ave chose to rebrand their bar and restaurant into “Re Pub LIC 50” last month. “We have decided to change the look and feel of the bar to reflect a new environment for our customers,” said Luis Dubon,…
LIC Rental Market Starts To Sag, As Prices Drop From A Year Ago
April 15, By Christian Murray
Bigger means better. Rental and condo prices for large, luxury apartments continue to rise in Long Island City, while the market is softening for the smaller units. The average rent paid for a 3brm luxury apartment during the first quarter of 2016 was $6,053,…
Vernon Blvd auto shop likely to be converted into restaurant
April 14, By Christian Murray
An auto shop on Vernon Boulevard is likely to be converted in an upscale new American-French restaurant. Representatives of the restaurant went before Community Board 2's City Services Committee last night and divulged these plans as part of their application for a liquor license.…
Pink Sculpture Coming In Late Summer
April 13, By Jackie Strawbridge
“Sunbather,” the large pink sculpture slated for Jackson Avenue, is expected to be installed in “late summer” according to the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). The nine-foot-tall, bright pink sculpture by artist Ohad Meromi was commissioned through the City’s Percent for Art program,…
It’s Official: Pepsi Cola Sign A City Landmark
April 12, Staff Report
After waiting for nearly three decades, Long Island City’s Pepsi Cola sign has been officially designated a City landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission announced the decision on Tuesday, calling the famous sign “one of the most iconic features of the New York City waterfront,…
Bernie Sanders to hold rally at Hunters Point South Park
April 12, By Christian Murray
Sen. Bernie Sanders is hosting a campaign rally at Hunter’s Point South Park next Monday, on the eve of the New York primary. The event will take place on Monday, April 18, at 7 pm.…
Large Italian Restaurant And Lounge To Open On Crescent Street
April 11, By Michael Florio
An expansive new Italian restaurant and lounge will open in Long Island City later this month. Oro Italian Restaurant and Lounge will open on April 25 at 41-17 Crescent St., according to owner Michael Celic.…
5K Run to take place on the Long Island City waterfront this June, more than 1,000 expected
April 8, Staff Report
A 5K run/walk is set to take place along the Long Island City waterfront this June to raise money for the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. The event, scheduled for Saturday, June 4, is for both runners and walkers—and more than 1,000 participants are expected to attend.…

In the Spotlight