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NYC to Rename Brooklyn Municipal Building After Ginsburg

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Berggruen Institute )

By    |   Tuesday, 22 September 2020 12:59 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city will rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was born and raised in Brooklyn.

“We want to make sure that we honor her in every conceivable way, and especially in the borough that she came from, that gave her so much of her strength and spirit, the borough of Brooklyn,” de Blasio said on Tuesday, according to The Hill. “What an extraordinary opportunity to say to the people of Brooklyn, ‘Here’s one of your own who changed the world. Here’s someone of, by and for Brooklyn and this city who did greatest things on the world stage.’ And that building will carry her name forever more.”

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams started a petition in March of last year to have the building named after Ginsburg in honor of her 86th birthday, which eventually surpassed 103,000 signatures.

"With Justice Ginsburg's recent passing, this is a bittersweet moment. But I take heart in knowing that young girls and boys who pass by the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Brooklyn Municipal Building will know her name, learn from her example, and pick up the baton to run their own mile toward a more just, equitable, and fair America," Adams said in a statement. "All of us who looked up to her are grateful she is finally getting the posthumous recognition she deserves."

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city will rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was born and raised in Brooklyn. "We want to make sure that we honor her in every conceivable way, and especially...
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