Friday, November 7, 2008

Is This a Good Idea?

Triborough Bridge to be named for Robert Kennedy

Don't get me wrong, RFK was a great man but the Triborough Bridge has been the Triborough Bridge for over 70 years and changing the name now seems a little pointless to me. Will most people start calling it the RFK instead of the Triborough? Maybe. What do you think?


  1. People now refer to the Interboro Parkway as the "Jackie Robinson" so, yeah, I think after a few years most people will call it the "RFK."

    While we're at it, I think we should rename Tribeca to something like "John F. Kennedy, Jr. Memorial Neighborhood Below Canal Street." JoFKeJMemNeBeCa has a nice ring to it.

  2. From my Indian experience of people renaming everything in sight, it takes about two generations before there is even the slightest possibility of changing colloquial parlance.

    And even then it sometimes never sticks. Witness "Ave. of the Americas" -- know anyone who doesn't call it 6th Ave.?

    All of this is political pissing in front of the Niagara Falls and claiming that "mine is bigger".


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