Dr. Ahmad Jaber. (Photo: Joey O’Loughlin, Center for Brooklyn History at Brooklyn Public Library.)BAY RIDGE – One of the most prominent Muslim and Arab leaders in Brooklyn, Dr. Ahmad Jaber, who founded a number of community-based organizations and masjids after surviving loss and poverty, and someone who was an
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray celebrate David Dinkins’ 90th Birthday at Gracie Mansion on Monday, July 10th, 2017. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office.David Dinkins, New York City’s first and only Black mayor who served one term died yesterday at 93-years-old.
Michael and Alice Halkias. (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner)PARK SLOPE – Michael Halkias, a Brooklyn legend and the owner of the Grand Prospect Hall, died yesterday afternoon. He was 82. Halkias, described as a philanthropist and a “lover of Greek letters and culture,” was fighting the coronavirus at Lenox Hill Hospital