Councilwoman Wants Jackson Honored in Subway
Monday, August 24, 2009
New York, NY —
Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James wants to see Michael Jackson honored at the subway station where the star made a music video for his 1987 hit, "Bad."
James wants a plaque placed at Brooklyn's Hoyt-Schermerhorn station - or even to have "Jackson" added to the name.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman says it's unlikely to happen, as the MTA prohibits station plaques. The agency is currently developing naming-rights guidelines. Developer Bruce Ratner could pay $4 million over 20 years to add the name of his planned Barclays Center NBA arena to a Brooklyn transit hub.
Councilwoman James is planning a petition drive.
Jackson died on June 25th, and today, the coroner ruled his death a homicide, due to lethal amounts of the drug propofol in his system. His doctor had been giving Jackson the medication for about six weeks, to treat the singer's insomnia.