FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2013
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION RENAMING FIFTY-TWO THOROUGHFARES AND PUBLIC PLACES
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The final bill before me today is Introductory Number 1045-A, sponsored by Council Members, Arroyo, Barron, Cabrera, Comrie, Crowley, Dickens, Dromm, Ferreras, Gennaro, Gentile, Jackson, Koo, Koppell, Levin, Mark-Viverito, Mealy, Mendez, Recchia, Reyna, Rivera, Rodriguez, Rose, Vacca, Van Bramer, Vann, Williams and Wills. This bill renames fifty-two thoroughfares and public places throughout the City.
"The first name I will read, Officer Glen Pettit Corner, in Manhattan, is a street named in honor of this police officer who died on September 11, 2001 and although this is a modest gesture, this local law demonstrates the City's commitment to always remember those who perished that day.
"The next five names I will read are streets named in honor of three US Army personnel, and two firefighters, all of whom died in the line of duty in the service to our City or our country.
"The remaining forty-seven names represent individuals or entities that are being honored for their lifetime accomplishments, and while it is not possible to describe the reason each individual or entity is deserving of a street name change, each City Council member who submitted a name presented a detailed justification for this honor.
"I would like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation."
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