Open Thread: Who Should Make the BHB Ten 2012?

Each year, we look to you the BHB Reader to help us create a list of the top 10 most influential and interesting people in Brooklyn Heights. While we focus on residents of our neighborhood, folks who have had a strong influence on the area may also be considered. So, who would you like to see on this year’s BHB Ten?

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  • AnnOfOrange

    Another vote for Sammy at Pet Emporium and for Henrik Krogius

  • Weegee

    A second for Mr. Krogius, and a suggestion of the late Dennis Holt.

  • Boerum Bill

    Yassky, Silver, Dunham and ALL of Hollywood!

  • Jolene Sherrard

    How about Michael “Buzz” O’Keeffe. The quiet spear head of the Brooklyn Heights waterfront? The River Cafe, 1977.

  • bronxkid

    How about the men of our local firehouses who are out there in blizzards and hurricanes, responding to downed trees, fallen limbs, fires and many other emergencies.

  • AK

    Homer Fink.

    ’nuff said.

  • juliet

    Judy Willig is an unsung hero–running Heights and Hills for more than 25 years, started right here in Brooklyn Heights and now serving home-bound seniors all over Brooklyn. Her agency lets us age in place, continuing to live in our homes even as we lose mobility & ability.

  • T.K. Small

    I definitely nominate Homer Fink, although he always declines. On a serious note, I second the nomination of the guys at the local fire departments. During my father’s memorial service, the mechanical lift broke at Grace Church and the firemen helped to carry downstairs about 15 people in wheelchairs. They were absolutely great and made a difficult afternoon a little better.

  • WillowNabe

    BronxKid and TK,
    I agree with both of you regarding the firemen at our local fire department. They put themselves in harms way every single day.

  • Gerry

    I agree the FDNY men are even more worthy of the nomination than I am.

  • AnnOfOrange

    If the FDNY of our neighborhood are honored, please remember to include Tillary Street – L110 and E207. They come to BH often but are not as present in our collective conscious as Hicks St E224 and Middagh St E205 and L118

  • Eg

    Diane Ravitch

  • Wiley E.

    Kenn Lowy, the Heights Cinema guy.

  • HANKonHenry

    Joe Lhota. No ifs, ands or buts.

  • travy

    sammy can be a violent jerk when searching for parking in the mornings. i’ve seen it and it’s disturbing

  • Wiley E.

    Everyone who picks up after their dogs.

  • Lauren

    I echo the above sentiments about our local firefighters. I’m grateful that they have chosen to dedicate their lives to keeping the rest of us safe.