Most public works have a sign somewhere that pays homage to the elected power of the day, and it’s usually not worth a second glance. Well the name on the flagstone in Fort Greene Park lists an eye-catching title: Mayor of Brooklyn. Even though we haven’t such an office in existence for 110 years, I guess this Samuel Booth deserves our thanks for whatever he did to bring about our neighborhood park. According to the Times’ obit, he lived just around the corner on S. Portland, so he had a vested interest. I wonder if the name of the other Mayor below him will be forgotten as quickly.
Thanks to the Mayor of Brooklyn
January 22, 2008 by jim c