During the Victorian era many wealthy people felt a religious obligation to aid the poor through privately organized uplift projects. Alfred Tredway White (1846-1921), a cousin of Seth Low the Younger, was the Heights’ greatest philanthropist and community activist. In 1880 he moved out of his father Alexander’s house at 2 Pierrepont Place into 40 […]
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This in from Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association: The restorer of a long neglected brownstone in Willowtown in Brooklyn Heights, Jonathan Marvel, and the retiring chair of the tenants association at the Riverside Apartments also in Willowtown, William “Bill” Ringler, will become the first recipients of a new award, The Alfred, established by […]
Riverside Apartments resident Brad Smith (at right in photo) opened today’s Willowtown Spring Fair with a short speech about the life and accomplishments of Alfred T. White, the Heights resident and philanthropist responsible for the building of Riverside and of other affordable housing complexes in Brooklyn. Listening were (right to left) State Sen. Daniel Squadron, […]
The Annual Willowtown Spring Fair will be held on Saturday, May 16 from noon to 5:00pm on Willow Place and, according to the Willowtown Association’s press release, “will feature an Alfred T. White impersonator, pony rides, face painting, standing games, races, food served by Jones Bar-B-Q of Atlantic Avenue, a blues music group, a raffle, […]
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