Borough Hall Lit Tonight in Honor of Mother Teresa

Photo by Kathryn Kirk for Brooklyn Borough President's Office

Brooklyn Borough Hall will be lit tonight and through the weekend in blue and white to honor the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s birth.  In a press release borough president Marty Markowitz says, “We are proud to honor the life and legacy of Mother Teresa at Borough Hall,” said BP Markowitz. “Borough Hall may not be as tall as the Empire State Building, but it is Brooklyn’s oldest public building—and one of the oldest in New York City—and what better place than our diverse borough to celebrate not only Mother Teresa but people and groups of all faiths—including Brooklyn’s large Catholic community—who have made great contributions to the world.”

Updated with photo on 8/26/10.

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  • nabeguy

    Hmmm. The owner of the ESB refused to honor this anniversary and light the building in blue and BAM!…the 15 Penn Plaza project comes along to threaten its iconic profile. Is divine intervention at play here? Perhaps. But rest assured, Marty is not going to make the same mistake.

  • mbutz

    Thanks Marty – as a Brooklyn born R.C. – I am glad someone had the decency to honor the work of a wonderful humanitarian. Too bad, our mayor aka Nanny Mike, didn’t weigh in with ESB to honor her also. . . . If nabeguy is right and there is divine intervention – the mayor may wish he offered his two cents on this one . . .