Congers woman protests name change of Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge by making sign

In Congers, a woman says she was so upset by the name change to Mario M. Cuomo Bridge that she went out and made her own Tappan Zee Bridge sign.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2021, 9:55 PM

Updated 1,066 days ago

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As the debate continues to change the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge back to the Tappan Zee Bridge, one woman is protesting the name change in her own way.
In Congers, a woman says she was so upset by the name change to Mario M. Cuomo Bridge that she went out and made her own Tappan Zee Bridge sign.
The sign was posted in her front lawn last summer, and now it's on a busy street in the area.
She wanted to keep her identity hidden, but tells News 12 she thinks Gov. Andrew Cuomo should listen to New Yorkers and change the name back.
"Everyone objected to it being changed. It was totally unfair the way it was done. This is a person that is supposed to represent people, and it was a unilateral decision on his part. This was an act of vanity, an act of ego. He wants to see his name, his father's name on the highways from now until perpetuity," she says.
Over 160,000 people signed a Change.org petition to change the bridge's name back.
Assemblyman Mike Lawler also launched legislation this year with the same goal.
Both have been unsuccessful so far.


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