2002-04-18 / Top Stories

Plaque To Be Placed Apr. 25 At Original Canarsie Courier Site

Plaque To Be Placed Apr. 25 At Original Canarsie Courier Site

Plaque To Be Placed Apr. 25 At Original Canarsie Courier Site

A number of dignitaries are expected to attend next Thursday’s ceremony in honor of the 81st anniversary of the establishment of the Canarsie Courier.

In honor of the event, a plaque will be installed at the location of the first office of the Courier — at the corner of Rockaway Parkway and Glenwood Road, the current location of the GreenPoint Savings Bank. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the Rockaway Parkway side of the bank, where the plaque will be installed in the wall.

Ira Kluger, co-president of the Canarsie Historical Society, will host a short ceremony at the site. Donna Marra and Sandra Greco, co-publishers of the Courier and Slater Alleyne, branch manager of the GreenPoint Bank, will also be on hand.

Also scheduled to attend are State Senator Carl Kruger; Community Board 18 District Manager Dorothy Turano; Roberta Sherman, special aide to City Councilman Lew Fidler; Mark Fertig, School District 18 board member; Rev. Bishop Dr. Sylvia M.P. Jordan of the Faith Restoration Center; Dr. Sean Sawyer of the Wyckoff House Museum; Charles Rogers, managing editor of the Courier and representatives of various area civic associations. The public is also invited.

The Canarsie Courier was founded by Walter S. Patrick on April 22, 1921.

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