Borough Hall Flag Lowered For Greg ‘Jocko’ Jackson

The Brooklyn flag was lowered at Borough Hall today in memory of Greg “Jocko” Jackson, who died yesterday of an apparent heart attack at age 60. Jackson, a Brownsville native who played in the NBA for the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns, became director of the Brownsville Recreation Center in 1997, turning the Parks Department facility into a neighborhood hub where he mentored countless young people.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz called him “a true Brooklynite and angel of mercy. I looked up to him both in stature and in admiration.”

(Photo: Kathryn Kirk)

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