A bill that looks to rename Long Island City’s Court Square into two subsections — Court Square East and Court Square West — passed the City Council unanimously Thursday.
It will now go to Mayor de Blasio’s desk.
The bill, Introduction No. 235, was proposed by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) in March 2014 and looks to decrease “potential confusion for emergency personnel in responding to incidents in the area,” according to city records.
If the bill is signed into law by the mayor, Court Square East would stretch from Thomson Avenue to the Sunnyside Yards and Court Square West would be between the yards and Jackson Avenue.
Now, the two separate streets are both named “Court Square.”
The official map of the city would be changed to reflect the renaming.
This isn’t the first time the area has seen a rechristening; in 2011, the 23rd Street/Ely Avenue train station, which has the No. 7, E, G and M trains, was renamed Court Square.