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King of Pop subway stop?

August
24

A New York City councilwoman wants a plaque honoring Michael Jackson placed at the Brooklyn subway stop where the King of Pop made the music video for “Bad,” the Associated Press reports. Perhaps Jackson’s name could even be added to the the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, she says.

But don’t hold out too much hope, says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Here’s the AP story on it…

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City lawmaker wants to see Michael Jackson honored at a subway station where the star made the music video for “Bad.”
Councilwoman Letitia James wants a plaque placed at Brooklyn’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn (SHUR’-mur-horn) — or even to have “Jackson” added to the station’s name.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz said Monday it’s unlikely. James — undeterred — plans a petition drive.
Jackson, who died June 25, shot the Martin Scorsese-directed music video in 1987.
Ortiz says the MTA prohibits station plaques. The agency is developing naming-rights guidelines.
Developer Bruce Ratner could pay $4 million over 20 years to add the name of his planned Barclays Center NBA arena to a Brooklyn transit hub.

This entry was posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 9:41 am by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: MTA, subways

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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE


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