Letitia James' Latest Push for Jacko at Hoyt-Schermerhorn
The Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station in Brooklyn, where the music video for Michael Jackson 's 1987 single "Bad," directed by Martin Scorsese, was shot.
Updated at 9:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009
New York City Councilwoman Letitia James has come up with another proposal to honor Michael Jackson at the subway station where he shot a music video.
James had asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to place a plaque at Brooklyn's Hoyt-Schermerhorn station — or have the late singer's name added to it.
MTA officials rejected the request because plaques are prohibited in stations. The agency is developing guidelines for lucrative naming-rights deals.
Now James says she plans to ask for a station art contest honoring Jackson.
The MTA didn't immediately return a message Tuesday.
Jackson, who died June 25, shot the Martin Scorsese-directed video for "Bad" at the station in 1987.
Published at 8:40 AM EDT on Sep 1, 2009
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