Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Legacies of Gerald Carey and Bernard Haber

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.:

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.

Historically Speaking: naming City Housing- 1 [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

- post by Ben Nadler

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