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Walk the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

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New York 1.5 hour

Gov. Mario Cuomo Legacy

This magnificent bridge is named in honor of Mario M. Cuomo, the fifty-second Governor of New York from nineteen-eighty-three to nineteen ninety-four, after serving as New York's Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State. Born in Queens in nineteen thirty-two, he was the son of Italian immigrants, and was socially progressive and fiscally pragmatic. He was a leader who believed in the power of government to improve people's lives. During his tenure as Governor, Cuomo balanced the state budget, dramatically lowered income tax rates, and made large investments in public education, infrastructure, transportation, and public safety. He was a steadfast opponent of capital punishment and vetoed death penalty bills twelve times. Regarded as one of the nation's most gifted orators, he gave voice to issues ranging from the role of religion in public life to expanding opportunity for all. Mario Cuomo died in twenty-fifteen at the age of eighty-two.

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