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Pepsi-Cola sign becomes official NYC landmark

Posted: 7:39 PM, Jul 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-14 19:38:21-04

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — The soda pop sign that welcomes people to Queens is here to stay.

The iconic Pepsi-Cola sign on the Long Island City waterfront was granted landmark status earlier in the spring by the Landmark Preservation Commission.

New York City Council has their final approval and that was issued today by a vote of 43 to zero.

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer represents the district.

"After long last, we’ve officially made the sign a New York City landmark, and this staggering piece of pop art will now shine forever across the East River," he said.

It was been in the vicinity of Center Blvd and 46th Avenue for about 90 years and has been on the list of potential landmarks for almost thirty years.