News Long Island City Pepsi sign designated as NYC landmark Pepsi Cola sign in Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, April 30, 2012. Photo Credit: Agaton Strom By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated April 12, 2016 4:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The Pepsi Cola sign that greets visitors at the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge is now a permanent fixture in the New York. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the application to make the 90-year-old fixture the first free standing sign to be an official landmark Tuesday. Advocates pushed to for the designation for decades because of its place on the Long Island City skyline. Although the application was first submitted in 1988, it only received traction this year when the LPC looked at its backlog of requests. The commission also approved seven other long standing requests for landmark status including Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, 65 Schofield Street House in the Bronx and the Vanderbilt Mausoleum in Staten Island. recommended reading City launches interactive map of landmarks By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.