By Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - An official New York City website mistakenly named a bridge linking Manhattan and the Bronx after former Mayor David Dinkins.

The Daily News (https://nydn.us/1dRlAzT ) reports that the Willis Avenue Bridge over the Harlem River was mislabeled the “David Dinkins-Willis Avenue Bridge” on the maps.nyc.gov website.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long the error was on the website, which is updated twice a year. It provides city maps, updates on snow removal, 311 complaints and building information.



A bill introduced in 2012 calling for the name change died without ever coming up for a vote in the City Council.

Told of the error Wednesday, Dinkins quipped that he’d be “flattered if they named a lamppost after me.”

Dinkins, the city’s first black mayor, served one term from 1990 to 1994.

___

Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com

Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide