6. The Ed Koch Addition to the Queensboro Bridge
In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg decided to commemorate Ed Koch’s 86th birthday by naming the Queensboro Bridge after him. The Bronx native was famous for being New York City’s 105th mayor, with his term starting in 1978 and ending in 1989.
However, the renaming of the bridge was not taken lightly, as 64 percent of New York City voters and 70 percent of Queens voters opposed this decision, according to a 2011 Quinnipiac poll. Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr. of Queens said at the time, “No one would ever think of renaming or co-naming the Brooklyn Bridge.”