Where: This photograph was taken in front of the Brooklyn Supreme Courthouse in Brooklyn.
Who: Senator Robert Francis Kennedy
Why: Senator Robert Kennedy is being commemorated as a Senator of New York. He was also known as an avid fighter of corruption in organized labor. He was assassinated in 1968.
I was happy to see this statue in his honor. Although he is gone, he will not be forgotten.
Where: Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
Who: Teunis G. Bergen
Why: Teunis Bergen, is being commemorated with a school and street name (Bergen Street, Brooklyn), because he was a U.S House of Representative member from 1865 -1867. He also served in the New York State Militia in the rank of Colonel.
I used to live on Bergen Street as a child. I never knew that the street was actually a dedication to someone. I just happened to by walking by this school and noticed the sign. This is quite interesting to know.
Where: This tavern is located in lower Manhattan, on Broad Street and Pearl Street, NYC.
Who: Samuel Fraunces was known as a restauranteur, inn keeper and perhaps more importantly, a close servant and advisor to George Washington, during the Revolutionary War.
Why: This location was actually owned by Mr. Fraunces during the Revolutionary War. Also, this location was known as a regular meeting location for George Washington as well. The Tavern stands mostly as landmark to Revolutionary War and role Mr. Fraunces’ played.
This location has a classic feel to it. I love the presence of history in one of the most modern cities in the world!
WHERE: I took this photograph in Brooklyn, NY.
WHO: Mary Pinkett, the “first black woman elected to the New York City Council in 1974.”
WHY: Mary Pinkett is being commemorated for her work and dedication to Brooklyn, as a labor advocate. She died in 2003 at the age of 72.
As a native Brooklyn resident, I have travelled through this intersection many times. It is nice to see Ms. Pinkett being represented in such a way. She will always be remembered in this manner, being that the location of this sign is a heavily trafficked area.