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Bill Would Add Another 'Z' to NYC's Verrazano Bridge

It should have two Zs for Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered New York Harbor in 1524

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    Verrazano Bridge to Get an Extra Z

    The Verrazano Bridge is about to get spelling correction. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Friday, June 8, 2018)

    The New York state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would correct the spelling of a bridge that has been wrong for over 50 years.

    New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled with one "Z." It should have two "Z's" for Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered New York Harbor in 1524. The Staten Island Advance reports a Senate bill aimed at fixing the spelling passed 61-0 on Wednesday.

    The bill has been sent to the Assembly, where it must pass a vote before heading to Gov. Cuomo for consideration. A previous bill stalled in the Assembly earlier this year.

    A statue of Verrazzano in lower Manhattan includes the two "Z's," as does a bridge over Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.

    Petition to Change Name of Mario Cuomo Bridge

    [NY] Petition to Change Name of Mario Cuomo Bridge

    There's a push to change the name of the Mario Cuomo Bridge back to its old Moniker, the Tappan Zee Bridge. Andrew Siff reports.

    (Published Thursday, June 7, 2018)

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