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New York, NY - Proposal To Rename Subway Station After Koch

Published on: February 4, 2013 12:48 PM
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US Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Democrat - Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn) stands next to a sign proposing a name change to the 77th Street subway station in honor of former New York City Mayor Edward in New York, New York, USA, 04 February 2013. Koch was a three term mayor of New York City who died last week at the age of 88  EPA/ANDREW GOMBERTUS Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Democrat - Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn) stands next to a sign proposing a name change to the 77th Street subway station in honor of former New York City Mayor Edward in New York, New York, USA, 04 February 2013. Koch was a three term mayor of New York City who died last week at the age of 88 EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

New York, NY - Rep. Carolyn Maloney wants a Manhattan street corner and subway station to be renamed in Mayor Ed Koch’s honor.

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Maloney will announce the renaming of the corner at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue at a news conference Monday. It will be called “Mayor Edward I. Koch” street.

The congresswoman also will recommend to the MTA that the subway station at that corner be renamed “Mayor Ed Koch subway station.”

Koch called it his favorite stop on the subway, where he often campaigned.

Officials have introduced legislation in the City Council to rename the subway station.

Koch died Friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. His funeral is Monday.


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 Feb 04, 2013 at 01:13 PM Longwave Says:

I would rather have it named for people that really deserve it. Like the transit officers who put their lives on the line every day protecting us in that station. Or the NYPD cops who protect us every day in the streets above the station.

This is basic Hakarat Hatov. Do it to them while they are alive, not after they dies protecting us.

As for Koch - let him stay buried in the goyish cemetary.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 02:00 PM bennyt Says:

Maybe he should be buried in that subway station.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 02:35 PM Aryeh Says:

He had a mehitza built around his plot, it is completely kosher, as was the kavira.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 02:42 PM DanielBarbaz Says:

I am always surprised by how many angry, bitter, narrow minded, ethnocentric, and provincial people blog on this site.

Refuah Sheimah to all.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 03:48 PM Anonymous Says:

What a crime all these nasty comment appear on VIN. I never realized how bitter and uneducated my fellow Frum brothers and sisters are. I am proud Koch was a Jew. I am not proud about mean comments here which the world reads and quotes. If you don't have anything positive to say, be quiet and read Torah. It may help you one day realize what is important in life.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 04:39 PM Anonymous Says:

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Aryeh Says:

He had a mehitza built around his plot, it is completely kosher, as was the kavira.

And which Chevra did the tahara??

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 04:54 PM mewhoze Says:

daniel...well said

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 04:55 PM MarkTwain2 Says:

Wow, that's out sooner after death than even our current Gedolim books.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 08:05 PM georgewashingtonbridge Says:

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MarkTwain2 Says:

Wow, that's out sooner after death than even our current Gedolim books.

#8: That's fine. We don't need a subway station named after a gadol b'Yisrael.

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 Feb 05, 2013 at 07:48 AM RobertS Says:

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bennyt Says:

Maybe he should be buried in that subway station.

Jimmy Hoffa is already buried there

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