Thursday, August 15, 2019

250,000 is this morning's significant digit

This morning’s significant digit was inspired by our Roving Reporter Sherry.

250,000

More than 250,000 people sign a petition to rename Fifth Ave. in front of Trump Tower ‘Obama Avenue’.

"We request the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets be renamed ‘President Barack H. Obama Avenue,’ ” read [petition organizer Elizabeth Rowin’s] request, addressed to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and the City Council. “Any addresses on that stretch of Fifth Avenue should be changed accordingly.”

That stretch includes Trump Tower, which would make President Trump’s address there 725 President Barack H. Obama Ave.

But not everyone agrees.

Keith Powers (D), the city councilman who represents the district encompassing Trump Tower, said in a statement: “I recognize and understand the great deal of support behind the petition to rename 5th Avenue in honor of President Obama. President Obama embodies the best of our political system and leaves a remarkable legacy. The classiest President of our time deserves better than being honored next to the home of Donald Trump. He has and will always deserve more than that.”

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