New York City will rename Brooklyn municipal building after Ginsburg

New York City will rename Brooklyn municipal building after Ginsburg
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New York City will rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgBarrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice by Thomas Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday Hillary Clinton tweets 'vote them out' after Senate GOP confirm Barrett MORE, Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioVideo shows NYPD officers using patrol vehicle speakers to share 'Trump 2020' message Median rent in Manhattan falls below ,000 for first time in nearly a decade De Blasio's obsession with racial balance in schools has a clear victim: Asian students MORE (D) announced Tuesday.

“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. “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.”

Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87, was born and raised in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.


The renaming comes after Borough President Eric Adams started a petition that has garnered more than 103,000 signatures to name the building after Ginsburg.

"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."

Adams had been pushing for the building to be named after Ginsburg since March 2019.

“She is a symbol of strength, a cancer survivor who has fought for women’s rights her entire life,” Adams told the New York Daily News last year. “We’ve talked about this and asked, ‘How do we honor such an icon?’ and it was simple — we make statues and name buildings after her.”

Updated at 11:41 a.m.