MTA may sell naming rights to subway stops

MTA may sell naming rights to subway stops

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will consider selling subway station naming rights as a way to generate additional income.

Most New York City subway stations currently are named for streets but the MTA has experimented with sponsored names in the past.

Back in 2009, a major hub in Brooklyn was renamed “Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center” after the British firm brought naming rights for the new home of the Brooklyn Nets.

Recently, the MTA nixed the proposal of renaming the Lexington Avenue and East 77th Street subway station after former mayor Ed Koch with a spokesman saying “We do not rename subway stations after people.”

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