Also in bridge and tunnel news, the State Legislature is voting to name the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel for former Governor Hugh Carey, who will be turning 92. As tenants of the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority, we can appreciate the ring of the Carey Tunnel. It sounds very homey and grassroots, like the bridge in my hometown named for Karl L. King, composer of many types of music, including more than 180 marches.
Regardless of your preferred route for interboro transportation, we wish these men and their infrastructures many, many years of longevity.
Photo: Sgt. Edward I. Koch leaving for the United States from Hamburg, Germany, 1946. Collection of Edward I. Koch.