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BP Eric Adams Calling to Have Municipal Bldg Renamed for Bklyn Born Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Back in September of 2018, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle had reported that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had started a petition on Change.org to have the Municipal Building in Downtown Brooklyn renamed after Brooklyn’s most famous U.S. Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Born in Brooklyn and raised in Flatbush, Ginsburg had attended the same Alma Mater as Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer; namely James Madison High School on Bedford Avenue. After graduating from Madison, Ginsburg attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York for her undergraduate degree and then went off the Columbia University law school.

As was reported by the Daily News, BP Adams will be marking the U.S. Supreme Court justice’s 86th birthday on March 15 with a massive party as part of a push to have the Brooklyn municipal building named in her honor.

The Daily News report stated that “This is definitely a 50 Cent ‘It’s your birthday’ moment,” Adams said. “(Ginsburg) has reached an iconic status equivalent to Serena Williams and Beyoncé’s fame.” The borough will be honoring the Brooklyn native’s birthday at Borough Hall on Friday, complete with cake and a card guests will be asked to sign.

“The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a quintessential New York story. She grew up in Flatbush, the daughter of Jewish immigrants,” said Adams’ Change.org petition. “Despite family tragedies that struck Justice Ginsburg early in life, including the death of her 6-year-old sister and early passing of her mother Celia, she rose to the apex of her profession, staying true to her ideals and principles.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an icon, affectionately referred to as the ‘Notorious RBG.’ In an era where popular culture puts performing artists and sports stars on a public pedestal, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has risen to incredible levels of iconic admiration and love.”

According to the Brooklyn Eagle report, Carrie Anne Cavallo, president of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, was immediately thrilled to hear Adams’ proposal.

“As only the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court and currently still sitting, in the current climate it does seem appropriate to recognize her contributions to the legal community,” Cavallo said. “As one of Brooklyn’s most well-known legal minds I cannot think of someone more deserving of this tribute.”

Cavallo explained that Justice Ginsburg’s contribution to the legal community goes beyond her work as a Supreme Court justice.


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