Some time ago, my letter on the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge to the Edward I. Koch Bridge was published by your newspaper [the final selected name is Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge]. AndI thank you for this. I am still opposed with the renaming of bridges and tunnels after politicians; the original names of these magnificent structures serve their respective function just fine.
Mr. Koch was a great man, politician and New Yorker. He cared so much for our great city and saved it when we were down and out. And he did this with “chutzpah” and charisma. Therefore, I believe that he is a true American hero.
Heroes, represented by our U.S. soldiers, police officers, firefighters, etc., who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, have had streets named after them so we can remember and honor them. I propose that we rename Broadway in Manhattan to “Ed Koch Way” to remember and honor Mr. Koch in all the glory and greatness he brought back to our city. I am sure that he would approve.