Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bidding A Fond Farewell To Barbara Brookhart, Long-Time Carroll Gardens Resident

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Barbara Brookhart and Colleen Giunta
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Belinda Cape, Barbara Brookhart and  Tony Manheim
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Maria Pagano, Coleen Giunta
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Bette Stoltz
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Linda Blyer
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Gary Reilly and John Hatheway
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Glenn Kelly and Maryann Young
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Celia Cacace
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Salvatore (Buddy) Scotto
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Buddy and Celia
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Roy Sloane and Maria Favuzzi
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Barbara Brookhart and State Senator Daniel Squadron
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Assemblywoman Joan Millman
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Councilman Steve Levin

It's hard to image Carroll Gardens without Barbara Brookhart.  For more than 31years, she has helped shape this community through her civic involvement and tireless volunteering.  She is one of the founding members of the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association, a long-time volunteer with Friends Of Carroll Park, served on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council as an advocate for the park and was a member of Community Board 6 for twelve years.  She is also a chronicler of Carroll Gardens history and fellow blogger.

For the last twelve years, she has worked for the Bryant Park Corporation / 34th Street Partnership / Chelsea Improvement Company as Assistant to the President.

Barbara recently retired and will be moving to Arizona in the next few weeks, leaving behind Carroll Gardens.  To give her the send-off she deserves, many of her neighborhood friends and fellow activists gathered last week to bid her a fond farewell.

We will all miss you, Barbara.  Thanks for all you have done for the neighborhood and for this city. We will miss you very much.



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