It seems the third try was indeed the charm for St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, a pro-cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, at Clinton and Montague Streets. As reported by Ranaan Geberer in the Eagle, the church’s third application for a grant from the National Fund for Sacred Spaces has been approved. The Fund will provide up to $250,000 to restore the church’s tower, the stonework of which has been in poor condition for decades. This will also mean that the construction bridge above the sidewalk in front of the church’s Clinton Street façade and entrance, which has protected pedestrians from possible falling stone since before your correspondent moved to Brooklyn Heights in 1983, can at last be removed.
Photo: C. Scales for BHB.