Brooklyn Battery Tunnel getting new name Monday

October 22, 2012 4:29:09 AM PDT
The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel is getting a new name Monday.

The East River crossing that links Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan is being renamed in honor of the late former New York Governor Hugh Carey.

The Brooklyn resident died in 2011.

Carey is credited with helping to rescue New York during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and members of the Carey family will be on hand for the ceremony.

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