Letter to the Editor: Name Pedestrian Walkway on Mario Cuomo Bridge for Pete Seeger

Last week the United States Postal Service issued a new stamp honoring Pete Seeger, the folk singer whose greatest achievement was working to save the Hudson River. Pete Seeger was the first leader who highlighted the need to address environmental problems on the river – raging sewer in the 1950s, a liquid dump for industries that grew along its banks, PCBs from electrical  industry, sewage discharges, pesticides and other contaminants. Seeger built the Clearwater and reached out to fishermen to bring the river back.

I am pleased that the Postal Service is honoring Seeger who died in 2014. I would like to renew a suggestion that the bicycle/pedestrian path on the Mario Cuomo Bridge be named in Pete Seeger’s honor and in his memory. Along the path – historical markers could be placed highlighting the tremendous work Pete Seeger did –and encouraging pedestrians/cyclists to continue this worthy cause.

Paul Feiner
Greenburgh Town Supervisor



  1. How about renaming the entire bridge The Pete Seeger Bridge. I’d probably then stop calling it the Tapp.

  2. I agree with the comment above – no one I know calls it the Mario M. Cuomo, Jr. bridge (and half the signs are still wrong anyway). Rename the whole span the Pete Seeger Bridge! And then call the bike/pedestrian pathway the “Riverkeeper Path”, in honor of the group Pete Seeger founded that has done (and is still doing) so much to clean up the river and keep a wary eye on polluters.

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