By IVAN MORROBEL
As people are tearing down statues and unnaming memorials across the country, Brooklynites are raising and renaming them for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic daughter of the borough.
For example Mayor Bill de Blasio finally agreed on Tuesday to the renaming of the Brooklyn Municipal Building after a two-year campaign by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
“That building will carry her name forevermore,” said de Blasio of the edifice at 210 Joralemon St., which houses various city offices.
“All of us who looked up to her are grateful she is finally getting the recognition she deserves,” said Adams of Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court,who died at age 87 of pancreatic cancer this week at her home in Washington, D.C.
The governor also jumped on the bandwagon. announcing this weekend the state’s intention to raise a statue of the Notorious RBG, possibly in Brooklyn Park. Ginsburg was born in Flatbush and attended P.S. 238 and James Madison High where she was known by the nickname Kiki Bader .
“New York will honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn, her birthplace,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Brooklyn Law School also got into the act, after the Board of Trustees created a new faculty chair on Sunday named her honor.
“It happened very quickly,” said Rosemarie Yu, director of public relations at the school.
Her high school poured on the honors, announcing plans to create a mural and unity garden as tributes to the famous jurist. The school has a mock courtroom for students to hone their skills in the practice of law. For some years already her name in brass has been on the door.