Her street: Civic honchos honor late local leader and activist Mafalda DiMango at street co-naming ceremony

May 17, 2019 164

She’ll rule the school forever. Civic gurus gathered at the corner of 81st Street and 15th Avenue in Dyker Heights on Saturday to honor late community and education activist Mafalda DiMango at a street co-naming ceremony in her honor, just steps from where she lived, worked, and studied for many years of her life.

The event offered a touching tribute to the local leader’s legacy, according to one of her two daughters, who added that her mother was missed at the affair. “It was bittersweet — she was being honored for so much that she did, but she wasn’t there to know how it was appreciated,” said Joanne Orr, who lives in the distant land of New Jersey.

Read more

SOURCE: https://www.brooklynpaper.com/

You may be interested