Is it the Tappan Zee or the Cuomo?

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Petition Circulated To Bring The Name ‘Tappan Zee’ Back To The Mario Cuomo Bridge

June 07, 2018 - 7:50 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  A petition with more than 100,000 signatures will be dropped off in Albany on Thursday urging lawmakers to drop the name Mario Cuomo Bridge and bring back the good ol' Tappan Zee.

Whatever you wanna call the bridge, John Montone was near the span in Tarrytown.

Almost everyone still calls it the Tappan Zee.

"It's like the Verrazano, or the Throggs Neck, or the George Washington," one man said.

Mike said he still calls it the Tappan Zee, and that calling it anything else is just ridiculous.

"Cuomo, that creep, they're both creeps," he said.

One group of van drivers collaborated to come up with a moniker based on Mario Cuomo's initials -- the Big Mac.