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.
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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