Letitia James' Latest Push for Jacko at Hoyt-Schermerhorn

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Letitia James' Latest Push for Jacko at Hoyt-Schermerhorn

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The Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station in Brooklyn, where the music video for Michael Jackson 's 1987 single "Bad," directed by Martin Scorsese, was shot.

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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.

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