Letitia James Petitions To Rename Subway Station for Michael Jackson

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A New York City lawmaker wants to see Michael Jackson honored at a subway station where the star made the music video for “Bad.”

Councilwoman Letitia James wants a plaque placed at Brooklyn’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn — or even to have “Jackson” added to the station’s name.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz said Monday it’s unlikely. James — undeterred — plans a petition drive.

Jackson, who died June 25, shot the Martin Scorsese-directed music video in 1987.

Ortiz says the MTA prohibits station plaques. The agency is developing naming-rights guidelines.

Developer Bruce Ratner could pay $4 million over 20 years to add the name of his planned Barclays Center NBA arena to a Brooklyn transit hub.

Source: AP

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