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


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

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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