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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said “Beat It” to a second proposal to honor Michael Jackson in the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where the late King of Pop filmed the music video “Bad” in 1987.

Councilwoman Letitia James (D–Clinton Hill) asked the MTA to give her one more chance to commemorate Jackson, who died in June. She wanted the MTA to commission a work of art, such as a mural, commemorating the legendary video, directed by Martin Scorsese, on the platform and mezzanine of A-, C-, and G-train station.

But the transit authority said James’s idea is off-the-wall, because it only installs public art during major station renovations and there’s no work scheduled for the Downtown station in the current capital budget, which lasts through 2014. A spokesman also said its public art panel never mandates the subject matter of a work, so it would not be able to stipulate that artists create a Jacko-themed creation.

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Steve Nitwitt from Sheepshead Bay says:
let's name the station after Norm from atlanticyardsreport.com because he is about to uncover that Bruce Ratner's chauffer drove by there once.
Sept. 5, 2009, 2:40 am
alpankin from downtown says:
michael jackson didn't come from brooklyn, didn't live in brooklyn, wasn't born in brooklyn. he once passed through brooklyn....big deal.
Sept. 7, 2009, 3:31 pm
sc341 from NYC says:
It's a GREAT IDEA. The world needs more ART. That's just my opinion. Michael Jackson made beautiful music and his dancing was inspirational. Why shouldn't he have a commemorative plaque or mural or something to remember the short time he was with us and inspired so many. May he r.i.p. I for one will never forget him.
Feb. 17, 2010, 3:14 am

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