Vallone introduces legislation to remove Ed Koch from Queensboro Bridge name

Photo courtesy of NYC Mayor’s Office Flickr/By Edward Reed

One local politician is taking the next step to bring the Queensboro Bridge back to the borough.

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation on Tuesday to reestablish the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to its original name, the Queensboro Bridge.

The city renamed the bridge in 2011 after the former Mayor Ed Koch, who passed away on February 1. Vallone led the opposition against the renaming of the bridge in 2011, along with 12 other councilmembers.

Vallone’s bill instead calls to rename the Manhattan Municipal Building, located at 1 Centre Street in Manhattan, as the Ed Koch Manhattan Municipal Building.

“While I realize this bill will not pass before the end of my term, I wanted to start the process so that Queens elected officials who come after me can restore the Queensboro Bridge to its rightful owners, while simultaneously providing an appropriate honor for the late Mayor Koch,” said Vallone.