Hope Reichbach, who served as Communications Director for Council Member Stephen Levin, was found dead in her apartment yesterday. She was 22. The Brooklyn Paper reports that “a memorial service is scheduled for noon on Sunday, May 1 at Congregation Mt. Sinai (250 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights).”
Brooklyn Paper: Police were called to the apartment near Hoyt Street at 2:35 pm and found Reichbach, the daughter of prominent Judge Gustin Reichbach who was just starting her own political career, lying on a bed. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death was not immediately released, but a source said Reichbach died of an overdose of prescription drugs. An autopsy was scheduled to take place on Friday.
Ms. Reichbach was a guest blogger on BHB last September, during her unsuccessful bid to unseat incumbent Jo Anne Simon as Female Democratic District Leader.