Mayor Bloomberg speaks at ceremony to rename the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel...

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at ceremony to rename the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (Edward Reed/Office of the Mayor) Credit: Mayor Bloomberg speaks at ceremony to rename the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel |Edward Reed/Mayor's Office

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel became the latest Manhattan entryway to be renamed in honor of one of New York's famous elected officials Monday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo officially rechristened the tunnel in honor of his father's predecessor the late Governor Hugh Carey. Cuomo, who was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other elected officials, said the renaming was fitting because Carey revitalized the Financial District during the turbulent 70s.

"Governor Carey was a true New Yorker and dedicated public servant who saved our state from the brink of bankruptcy and financial ruin," Cuomo said in a statement.

Carey died last year at the age of 92 and served as governor from 1975 to 1982.

In 2008, the Triboro Bridge was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy bridge after the former state attorney general, and two years ago, the Queensboro Bridge was renamed the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge in honor of the former mayor.

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