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Thousands sign petition to change Cuomo Bridge back to Tappan Zee


Thousands sign petition to change Cuomo Bridge back to Tappan Zee
By Kirstan Conley and Natalie Musumeci | November 13, 2017 | 1:26pm | Updated

Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

A protest petition has been started to change the name of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to the Hudson River crossing’s old moniker, the Tappan Zee — and it has already picked up more than 41,000 signatures.

As of Monday morning, thousands of people had signed the petition entitled, “Return the Cuomo Bridge its original name: The Tappan Zee. That bridge is our history.”

The newly opened $4 billion span, controversially named after Gov. Cuomo’s late three-time Democratic governor dad, was built alongside the old Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties to replace the aged cross-over. The Tappan Zee is now being dismantled.

The state Assembly passed last-minute legislation to name the 3.2-mile-long new bridge over the summer. The “Tappan Zee” name had honored the Native American Tappan tribe and early Dutch settlers.


From Tappan Zee to Crappan He.

There's now, as of December 1, a fundraiser for this fight.  Please consider signing the petition here:

Signed it


--- Quote from: Oceander on December 11, 2017, 06:48:40 pm ---Signed it

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Me too.

@Oceander , I think Bob Grant just rolled over in his grave


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