The Trouble With Public Space Naming
[Excerpt] The next time you’re walking through the City, pause for a minute to consider how many of the local streets and nearby public amenities bear the name of an identifiable (though often deceased) human being. Some are easily recognizable; most Americans understand who the George Washington Bridge was named after, even if they’ve never been to New York City. But who made the choice, and why? That’s typically the bigger mystery.
The Nob Hill Gazette
The Trouble with Public Space Naming (Essay), The Nob Hill Gazette, March 16, 2020 at https://perma.cc/BE7Z-HGUU