Greenpoint, October, 2015

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ignominy Rights

Where the bodies are buried?
That's the view of lower Manhattan from the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station. You might just be able to make out the construction of the Freedom Tower (center). The station's name honors the longtime New Jersey senator who was instrumental in securing federal funding to build the station. A stark contrast to Governor Chris Christie's role in losing nearly $300 million in federal funds to build a much needed rail tunnel to Manhattan.

The living dead
We know how to honor someone who has helped getting something built. How do we honor somebody for keeping something from being built? I propose we rename the NJ-side on-ramp to the Lincoln Tunnel the "Chris Christie Scenic Drive." It's probably less than two miles from top to bottom but you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the view of the NYC skyline.

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