#City & Town Planning
MTA Bridges and Tunnels
United States of America

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the United States of America. Its towers can be seen throughout the New York metropolitan area; it is one of New York's greatest landmarks!

The bridge is named for the Italian explorer, Giovanni da Verrazzano. His name has been misspelled and disgraced since the bridge opened on November 21, 1964. It is time that his name and honor be restored. The Italian-Americans of the New York metropolitan area demand that the bridge be renamed with the correct spelling of the explorer's name!

Ladies and gentleman, I ask you to please sign this petition for the Italian-American community and the honor of the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. Italian-Americans have been flocking to the shores of this country in large numbers since the end of the 19th Century. They have been persecuted, disgraced, stereotyped, and discriminated against since coming to this country.

Italian-Americans and Italians have shaped our continent and country in every aspect that one could imagine. They have remained strong and diligent; today Italian-Americans make up about 5.4% of the U.S population.

The Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to explore the Atlantic Coast of what would become the United States of America. A bridge was built and supposedly named in his honor. There was great opposition to naming the bridge after an Italian explorer! In the end, they spelled his name wrong. Since its inception, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has been spelled wrong. It is time that the bridge is renamed with the correct spelling of the explorer's name!

Please sign this petition. MTA Bridges and Tunnels is responsible for the maintenance of the bridge. All signs that do not spell Verrazzano correctly need to be replaced. In edition, a statue should be built near the bridge in honor of the explorer! Italian-Americans have a right to be present in the history of the United States. All to often, people push Italians and Italian-Americans to the side! Sign this petition; let's unite as proud Italian-Americans!

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The Correctly Spell “Verrazzano” in Verrazano-Narrows Bridge petition to MTA Bridges and Tunnels was written by iTALO_AMERICANi and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.