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New York subway station unofficially renamed in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New York subway station unofficially renamed in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Posted at 9:55 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 09:55:44-04

A New York subway station has been unofficially renamed in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday.

The 50th Street subway station in Manhattan was retiled by a visual artist on Saturday to read "Ruth St."

Artist Adrian Wilson posted photos of the redesign on the Instagram account @plannedalism with the caption, "Let's have some young positive women filling that bench…"

Ginsburg will be honored in a more formal capacity at a later date. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that the native New Yorker would be memorialized with a statue in her hometown borough of Brooklyn.

Ginsburg grew up in Flatbush and later graduated first in her class from Columbia Law School.

A staunch advocate for women's rights, Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. She was the second woman to hold a seat on the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg served nearly three decades as a fierce defender of the Supreme Court's liberal wing. In recent years, she transcended the role of justice to become an American icon.

Ginsburg died on Friday of complications from pancreas cancer. She was 87.

This story was originally published by Lauren Cook on WPIX in New York.