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)