Who Do You Think Should Make the 2008 BHB 10?

Who do you think are the 10 Brooklyn Heights residents who made a big difference in 2008 – for the neighborhood, the city, the country or the world?  Comment below.  We’ll announce the list on New Year’s Eve.

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  • Berkeley Grosvenor

    Big ups to Alan Fishman for acting ethically about the compensation he was due after WaMu collapsed into the arms of Chase.

  • Publius

    Homer Fink for obvious reasons!

  • Homer Fink

    P – that would be d-baggy if I named myself, no?

  • http://www.myspace.com/billyreno Billy Reno

    Paul Giamatti, hands down! He won a freakin’ EMMY for “John Adams”!

    Any Xmas chorus concerts in any BH churches this Sunday?

  • nabeguy

    Not a chorus, but Assumption Church is holding its Christmas Pageant this evening at 8:00 PM.

  • GHB

    For better or worse? How about that douchebag behind Blue Pig, etc.

  • Ivan

    Mohammad Doucoure for sure – standing up to false accusations and improving the way for people after him!

  • http://www.valeriefrankel.com val

    Homer Fink.

  • Dan

    The dog walkers who picked up all that poop

  • Nigel’s Dad

    What about Barack? Didn’t he live here for a spell?

  • http://BrooklynHeightsBlog Karl

    Alfredo, the cook from Noodle Pudding. His food has made my life in BH a joy.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Two nominations:

    James Grant, for having the prescience to see the omens of the current financial crisis.

    Judy Stanton, for reasons stated here.

  • my2cents

    Olafur Eliasson maybe for killing our trees and putting up those fantastic oil derricks for us to enjoy?

  • my2cents

    also Daniel Squadron for defeating a 30 year encumbent in the primary. and David Yassky for folding on term limits.
    And of course the Busted Chef Dan Kaufman. Who could forget him! Probably the most influential person in the North Heights hands down! Who else has the power to shut down 3 restaurants just like that?

  • Marcus

    I nominate Frank Sontag, for keeping the corner of Clark and Henry clean.

  • http://instaputz.blogspot.com ts
  • http://deleted paul

    mohammed doucoure for bringing civility, grace and honor to our community; for measured and level demeanor in the midst fo the key food fiasco.

  • anon

    melanie hope greenberg for a great coney island book.
    and tk small for covering local community meetings.
    and claude scales for his posts and comments (i’d add others but they have virtual anonymous names as unregistered users).
    and homer fink for a reinvigorated bklyn heights and cobble hill blog–great work for the many posts, which is a significant improvement from the prior sporadic posts.

    and how about a ten worst for brooklyn? otherwise we couldn’t recognize ratner, markowitz, acorn’s bertha lewis and the other fine souls who believe atlantic yards remains the fo-shizzle.

  • E G

    I must go with TK Small. There are others who can vouch for his greater reach, while I can only comment on his concern and generosity towards me -as if we were long time friends- when I encountered a situation for which I felt I needed legal expertise.

    …and the powers that be at BHB put me in touch with him, so honorable mention goes here.

  • MadeInBrooklyn

    I nominate Homer Fink!

  • vspingola

    I have to nominate Hope Prosky from Grace Church. A kind soul who is having trouble walking but still makes it to work every day to make our children’s lives better.
    And while at work she climbs miles of stairs and deals with parents trying to do the best for their children.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    I heartily second the nomination of Hope Prosky, Headmistress of the Grace Church School, of which my daughter is an alumna. Her efforts on behalf of many Heights children have made in enormous difference in their lives.

  • Neighborhood Observer

    I nominate those in public and private service who help make our lives easier, many of whom we hardly notice – except when they fail to meet our expectations — especially — sanitation workers, fire fighters, police, letter carriers and the women who deliver newspapers before the sun is up.

  • http://mermaidsonparade.blogspot.com melanie hope greenberg

    Wow! Thanks alot anon, I’m honored!

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  • anon

    You’re welcome MHG. Glad to see you were named, along with TK Small. I batted .500 on my recommendations!