Elizabeth Rowin then started an online petition which has now been signed by 135,000 people who land their signature to the petition.
“I started the petition as a joke after I saw a comedian joke about how it would make Trump so mad if it was named after former President Obama and I thought why not.”
Ms Rowin wrote on her online petition: “The City of Los Angeles recently honoured former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown LA in his honour.”
She then went on to point out some of the achievements of Barack Obama: “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 scandalous free terms in office; and taking out Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th, which killed over 3000 New Yorkers.”
While the online petition has received a great number of supporters, it may be short lived as Newsweek reports that a person must have been dead for at least two years before a city can rename a street after a public figure.
However, Ms Rowin, clearly ecstatic with the overwhelming support received on her petition is reasonably confident that Mr Obama will take his place as Mr Trump’s neighbor: “I’m sure the conditions can be changed. There are two streets in LA named after the former President Obama. These laws are arbitrary and can be worked around.”