The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored Sunday in her native Brooklyn, with local pols calling for the city to honor her with a building renaming.
“She never let you forget she was a Brooklynite,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told a crowd of about 100. “We want as Brooklynites to let her know, as she looks down on us, to know that we will never forget what she has carried on for not only the city, but our entire country.”
The group was convened outside the 210 Joralemon St. site known simply as the Brooklyn Municipal Building, a structure they said should be renamed in honor of Ginsburg, who died Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer at age 87.
“We must demand that the mayor of the City of New York no longer delay and put her name on the Municipal Building to show the respect of a legacy. It has taken too long. She should have seen it while she was alive,” said Adams, who’s running for mayor, noting calls to rename the building in her honor began last year.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) remarked that he, Ginsburg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) all went to the same school, James Madison High School in Marine Park.
“Everyone got along, like we do here in Brooklyn,” Schumer reminisced. “Donald Trump and his Supreme Court want to divide us. We will not let that happen.”
Many in the crowd held up signs and likenesses of the liberal justice who became something of a pop culture icon in recent years.
“We are doing the best we can to keep the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg alive," said city Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. "Even if you’re tired, you have to keep pushing forward and fighting for those who are the least among us and fighting for those who haven’t got equality and equity.
“Everybody here knows that she fought a good fight,” he added.
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