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Petition to keep Tappan Zee Bridge name gets 45,000 signers

Petition to keep Tappan Zee Bridge name gets 45,000 signers Photo: NBC New York.

November 14, 2017 02:32 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - A petition to remove the late Gov. Mario Cuomo's name from the new Tappan Zee Bridge has garnered more than 45,000 signatures.
    
Monroe Mann, a Port Chester resident who posted the petition on change.org, wants the new bridge to keep its old Tappan Zee name rather than honoring the current Democratic governor's father.
    
The petition says the name change should not be at the expense of history and certainly not taxpayers. It also says "it sounds cool to say, 'I'm taking the Tappan Zee" and not cool "to say, 'I'm taking the Cuomo.'"

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