Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pledge Week

Some welcome news from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority:

Selling the name of a subway station has been a goal of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for nearly five years. But interest has been low, even for a piece of real estate so recognizable to the public....

If a $4 million deal is approved on Wednesday, the nexus of subway stops at Atlantic Avenue, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn will add an additional name to its already lengthy title: Barclays.

A question, dear readers: Do we ever ask you for anything? No? All right, then, just this one time, we're asking you for $4 million (we're pretty sure we can pull it off for three, but in case the city wants to play hardball, we should have a cushion) so we can have the Borough Hall subway station renamed.

As you can see, it's really just a matter of tweaking the existing signage, which is why we think we can bring it in under 3 mil. The goal would be to cut the ribbon on the Mexican Bicentennial, Sept. 16, 2010.

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