Senate passes local pol’s bill to rename part of state highway for veterans

New York State Senate has passed legislation that seeks to dub a portion of the state highway system “Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Highway.”

“This renaming of a major thoroughfare in Brooklyn will also honor the military history or Brooklyn that stems from the Fort Hamilton Army Base and the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” said State Senator Marty Golden, who introduced the bill which, if passed into law, would rename a portion of Interstate Route 278 in Brooklyn from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the Queens county line. “We must recognize the historic contributions of Brooklyn to the defense of our nation and our military power, so that the citizens of today and tomorrow will be inspired and never forget.”

Assemblymember Peter Abbate, who represents parts of Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst and Borough Park, is set to co-sponsor the legislation in the state Assembly.

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