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Whats in a Name? The History of the Many Names in NYC

Local resident and CUNY Law Professor Rebecca Bratspies has just published “Naming Gotham” a book exploring the history of the many names we take for granted in NYC.  This will be interesting reading for all, as these names are a part of all our lives…..Questions like: Who was Major Deegan? Who was Polaski?

The Daily News recently published a review of this great book.

Also, check out this review in the Queens Chronicle.

We urge everyone to check this book out!!!!!!!, support our local authors and the great City of New York.



Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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