A space of musings, past and current as well as the future of amusements in the legendary Coney Island and Beyond!
The Legacies of Gerald Carey and Bernard Haber
posted by Omar Robau @ 12/16/2007 05:28:00 AM
The Brooklyn Historian, John Manbeck, has once again written a fascinating article for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle this time on the subject of the naming of city housing projects. The article sheds some light on their (often obscure) namesakes. A couple Coney Island locations are mentioned, including Carey Gardens on W. 23rd St., and Haber Houses on W. 24th St.:
Historically Speaking: naming City Housing- 1 [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
A 30-year chairman of the Housing Authority, Gerald Carey, received the distinction of having Brooklyn's Carey Gardens named after him. [...]
Haber Houses, a senior development, was named for Bernard Haber, a State Assemblyman from Coney Island, which seems logical.