A statue dedicated to the late United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could come to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
“We’re considering Brooklyn Bridge Park on a site that would overlook the Statue of Liberty,” Cuomo said during a teleconference with reporters on Sept. 21. “We are going to do a statue in Brooklyn for her. She is a Brooklyn native and we’re very proud of that.”
Cuomo said he will announce a commission this week which will work on the monument and how the Empire State should honor Ginsburg, who was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and grew up in Midwood.
“As a lawyer, jurist, and professor, she redefined gender equity and civil rights and ensured America lived up to her founding ideals — she was a monumental figure of equality, and we can all agree that she deserves a monument in her honor,” the governor said in a statement on Sept. 19. “While the family of New York mourns Justice Ginsburg’s death, we remember proudly that she started her incredible journey right here in Brooklyn.”