Remembering Larry Morrish, community activist extraordinaire
Community activist and lifelong Ridgeite Larry Morrish has died.
A dedicated, long-time columnist for this paper, Morrish was devoted to the community and writing about the people who positively impacted his beloved Bay Ridge.
Named a Pioneer of the community by the Third Avenue Merchants in 2013, Morrish was deservingly honored and celebrated for his over 40 years of dedication and devotion to the neighborhood.
“I and the entire Bay Ridge community begin this week with heavy hearts as civic leader, community organizer, patriot, husband and friend of many, Larry Morrish, has passed,” said Councilmember Vincent Gentile. “The unofficial Mayor of Bay Ridge, Larry cared about two things: Bay Ridge and helping his fellow neighbors of Bay Ridge. His jovial personality and positive attitude were infectious. His presence never went unnoticed, whether we were at a festival, community event, community board meeting or simply having a cup of coffee.”