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New York State to Let Internet Rename Parkway, Apparently Hasn't Been Paying Much Attention to the Internet Recently

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Roady McRoadface, anyone?

If you have spent any time on the internet over the past couple days (which, odds are, you have if you're currently reading this post) you may have seen the much-shared story about the polar research ship that the British government decided to name by letting people vote on the internet and hence is probably going to end up with the very undignified, but even more hilarious moniker of R.R.S. Boaty McBoatface. Apparently, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has not spent all that much time on the internet recently, because he just announced on his Twitter that New Yorkers will be able to propose new names for the Robert Moses Parkway.

Fortunately for Cuomo, but unfortunately for all of us, users will only be able to submit names and it doesn't look like the final name will be determined by an open voting process. So, Roady McRoadface probably isn't going to happen. Still, we can dream.

Governor Cuomo Announces $42 Million Project to Remove Two-Mile Stretch of Robert Moses Parkway and Enhance Access to Niagara [New York State]