Petition seeks to rename street in front of Trump Tower after Barack Obama

Trump Tower in Manhattan (CNN)

An online petition to rename the New York City street outside Trump Tower after former President Barack Obama has gained more than 95,000 signatures.

The petition is asking the city to rename the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets to President Barack H. Obama Avenue.

If the city honors the petition and changes the name of the street, it would mean the address for Trump Tower in Manhattan would go from 725 5th Ave to 725 Barack H. Obama Avenue.

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The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown L.A. in his honor.

We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block of Fifth Avenue after the former president whose many accomplishments include: saving our nation from the Great Recession; serving two completely scandal-free terms in office; and taking out Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th, which killed over 3,000 New Yorkers.

The petition was started by Elizabeth Rowin. She told Newsweek that the whole things started as a joke.