The MTA Refuses to Rename Subway Station for Michael Jackson


For months now, City Councilwoman Letitia James has been agitating for the MTA to rename Brooklyn’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn station — where the music video for “Bad” was filmed in 1987 — in honor of Michael Jackson. She’s even starting a petition. But the MTA has callously denied her request, since there are currently no guidelines for renaming stations and because “Hoyt-Schermerhorn” already has such a nice ring to it. [NYP]