In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., some New York City community leaders and politicians are renewing calls to remove the names of Confederate generals from streets in a Brooklyn military base. Standing outside the Fort Hamilton army base, Rev. Khader El-Yateem, a Democratic candidate for City Council, said streets honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson were insulting to residents of the Bay Ridge neighborhood and

soldiers serving at the base who are minorities. “We are demanding the removal of these names because we need to make sure we are taking the small steps to treating everyone with dignity and respect,” Rev. El-Yateem said at a rally Tuesday. The streets, General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive, are located inside the army base, which sits next to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. READ MORE