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Stop naming roads, bridges for politicians

The new Tappan Zee Bridge, left, rises next

The new Tappan Zee Bridge, left, rises next to the old one on April 9, 2017. It will be named in honor of former Gov. Mario Cuomo. Credit: New York State Thruway Authority

Stop naming of public works after politicians

The state has hit a new low [“Sources say deal reached in Albany,” News, June 29].

The the Triborough Bridge, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, the Tappan Zee Bridge — all of these names wiped out so we can let our politicians be remembered? Most of the people alive in the state today have no idea who Robert F. Kennedy or Hugh L. Carey were.

Now, we’ve hit a new low, naming the Tappan Zee Bridge after our current governor’s father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo. You’ve really got to be kidding. Everything in this state is going to be named after a politician.

It will not be long until I get onto the Andrew M. Cuomo Highway and go through the Bill de Blasio Tunnel to get to the city.

Our politicians today don’t care about anything but their legacies. Or in some cases, the run for president in 2020.

Mitchell Ostrover, Glen Cove

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo claims that the idea of naming the new Tappan Zee Bridge for Mario Cuomo came from retiring Assemb. Herman Farrell (D-Harlem), who it just so happens will get Riverbank State Park on the Upper West Side named for him.

This secretive naming of bridges, parks and roads for politicians at midnight is disgraceful. These structures should be named for national heroes or important events in our history. This self-serving, ego-boosting tendency should stop!

Robert F. LaPorta Dix Hills