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NY Official Looks to Rename Building for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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  • The borough president of Brooklyn says he will mark the upcoming 86th birthday of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Democratic Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he will be marking Ginsburg's March 15 birthday with large party and rally
  • It is part of Adams' push to rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building for Ginsburg

The borough president of Brooklyn says he will mark the upcoming birthday of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as part of his push to rename a municipal building for the jurist.

Democratic Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he will be marking Ginsburg's 86th birthday on Friday with a large party and rally to demand the city rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building for Ginsburg.

According to a spokesperson for Adams, the festivities, which will take place Friday at 8 a.m. outside the Brooklyn Borough Hall, will have a birthday cake, card and happy birthday singalong.

The Daily News reports Adams first made his pitch to have the municipal building named after the Brooklyn-born Ginsburg in September.

A Change.org petition calling for the municipal building to be renamed has already passed 50,000 signatures as of Monday.

So far, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio has not endorsed the measure. A spokesman for City Hall says the administration is reviewing Adams' proposal.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Supreme Court says Ginsburg is aware of the proposal and "honored." 

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