Honoring a Brooklyn Activist

Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn brings us news of the push to rename the corner of Carroll Street and Seventh Avenue after Park Slope activist Jackie Connor, who died last week from lung cancer.

Ms. Conner was instrumental in having the Department of Sanitation pick up trash along Seventh Avenue twice a week instead of once, even changing the can liners herself when they became overfilled.

Would that we all pitched in so well.

Signatures are being collected now, see OTBKB for details; they’ll be presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6’s transportation committee this Thursday.

-Matthew Grace