2006_07_kerik.jpgAfter former police commissioner Bernard Kerik's guilty plea in a corruption probe, the city has removed his name from the "Tombs" - the downtown Manhattan correction facilitated renamed after him in 2001. The Daily News had an editorial asking the Mayor to take down the sign for the "Bernard B. Kerik Complex" on Saturday, and at 1AM yesterday, maintenance workers did just that. The Daily News was credited with making officials aware of Kerik's questionable behavior - like receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in home repairs for free - and the News also points out he now has a criminal record.

The NY Times notes that while many people, including corrections officers, felt Kerik's name should go, there are still many places in the city named after crooks.