It’s Official! Franklin Avenue and President Street Subway Stations Renamed to Honor MEC!
On Thursday, October 1, 2020, MTA New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg joined elected officials and Medgar Evers College Provost Augustine Okereke for a tour and celebration of the two subway stations that now include our name: Franklin Avenue–Medgar Evers College and President Street–Medgar Evers College.
Thanks to the legislative efforts of New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie and MEC alumna Assemblymember Diana Richardson, Governor Cuomo signed this bill into law last year. This act will serve as a continual reminder of the essential role that Medgar Evers College plays in Brooklyn’s civic and educational life.
Read MTA’s press release here.
Watch the press conference here.
See photos of the renaming ceremony here.
Additional coverage appeared in the following outlets:
- New York Post
- New York Daily News
- CBS New York
- NY1 (via YouTube)
- Brooklyn Paper
- Brooklyn Eagle
- Yahoo News
- Caribbean Life News
- Brooklyn Downtown Star
- NY Carib News
- Kings County Politics