One of the Red Hook neighbors chosen to grace the front page of the Winter 2012-13 issue of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's "Brooklyn Newspaper" under the headline "Brooklyn: Neighbors Helping Neighbors!" has a familiar face. While the caption, "Even some of our youngest Brooklynites wanted to pitch in on the recovery effort after Sandy," focuses on the photo's adorable young helper, the one we recognized is our very own Judge Alex Calabrese, pictured distributing meals in Red Hook's Coffey Park during the week following Hurricane Sandy. Though his service--and the contribution of the hundreds of other volunteers who helped out in Red Hook following the storm--is not directly acknowledged by the paper, we wanted to express our appreciation for all of the unidentified Red Hook neighbors who continue to help each other through our community's recovery.
The rest of the issue can be viewed online here.