A Celebration of the Graham Avenue BID

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(l to r) Betty Cooney (Graham Avenue BID Executive Director), Katherine Gold (President of the Graham Avenue BID), Dr. Wayne Tabachnick (awarded this year’s  Business Person of the Year), and Evelyn Cruz (Community Coordinator for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez)

Great food, some special speakers explaining new tech ideas, and an update on what the Graham Avenue BID had been doing through the year were part of the Graham Avenue BID’s Annual Dinner. In addition they saluted the Property Owner and Business Person of the Year and bestowed a Borough President Citation to the 90th Precinct to honor their work.  Ms. Cooney also acknowledged those not present, as this award went to the entire 90th Precinct, “Due to the Pope’s visit Detective Juan Roman our other Community Affairs officer was not able to join us … all these fine men in blue work under the dedicated command of Mark DiPaolo who was recently promoted.”

A surprise award from the International Children’s Parade was given that night to Betty Cooney, Executive Director of the Graham Avenue BID.

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With Betty Cooney and Katherine Gold of the Graham Avenue BID,  are PO Phil Guzman, Graham Avenue Patrol specialist; PO Hector Carire, Crime Prevention Officer; and Detective Bruno Vidal, Community Affairs officer.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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