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Opinions & Observations: Navy Yard, hospital and bar sound off on Eagle coverage

April 9, 2020 Marc Lovci, Gary G. Terrinoni, Fern J. Finkel
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Thank you again for your special local reporting of The Brooklyn Navy Yard, Duggal and Bednark. Your story was an inspiration that we believe triggered journalists around the world to cover and hopefully inspire the same action to happen in their communities.

We thought we would share with you, our hometown paper, an update of what has since progressed at the Duggal Greenhouse, before we include it in our newsletter later this month.  Please share with your readers the link to our website.

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Best regards and health to you.

Marc Lovci

Vice President




Walt Whitman once wrote that the Brooklyn City Hospital was “one of the most useful and humane of all the institutions of our city.” Whitman also detailed how the spirit of cooperation, compassion and innovation brought a caring group of community leaders and philanthropists together to found our hospital 175 years ago.

That same spirit flourishes in our hospital today. You can see it in our nurses as they provide supportive care with understanding and a gentle touch; in our physicians who deliver cutting-edge, life-saving treatments; and in our leadership and trustees who are transforming the landscape of community-based healthcare with a new, modernized emergency department. You can also see the spirit of cooperation and compassion in our partners — those like the Brooklyn Daily Eagle — that have long championed our mission to provide affordable and accessible healthcare for all of Brooklyn.

In fact, the historic newspaper was there from our earliest days:

The Brooklyn Eagle petitioned on its pages of February 12, 1845 for a city hospital as such: “Since the original apology for a Public Hospital in the city of Brooklyn has been closed and its effects disposed of, we have been left entirely without any place for the reception of those who may be sick and unable to procure medical attendance. If a stranger should fall down in the street, a child breaks its limbs, or any other of the thousand and one accidents which, in a great city, endanger life, should happen, there is no place to which the unfortunate victim should be carried.” (as detailed in the Brooklyn Reporter, “The Brooklyn Hospital laudes multi-year campaign to celebrate its 175th anniversary” on 8/27/19)

In a fashion true to its roots, today’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle has supported The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s multi-year 175th Anniversary since the celebration’s earliest days. In January 2019, the hospital kicked off this important milestone with J. Dozier Hasty, who presented a posthumous award to historic Eagle editor, Walt Whitman. Since then, the Eagle has continued to highlight our 175th Anniversary Medalists and their important efforts in shaping Brooklyn. There’s no doubt that the dedicated work of your journalists has raised awareness of our hospital’s mission and injected momentum into the celebration.

From all of us here at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, we commend you and your team for your commitment to Brooklyn and for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s role as a preeminent historic and cultural institution. We thank you for being a part of our anniversary and for allowing us to share this small piece of Brooklyn’s history with your readers.


Gary G. Terrinoni

President and CEO

The Brooklyn Hospital Center



I would like to express my gratitude to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for their coverage of the many programs put on by the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee.

These public forums, all in the form of “Know Your Rights,” are free of charge and are geared to the public. The presenters, all recognized practitioners in their respective fields, devote an evening to presenting on the subject topic to the public.

Your ongoing announcement of each upcoming program helps get the word out to the public so attendance can be maximized. Your coverage of each program lets your readers know of the topics we cover, issues the public may be facing, and upcoming scheduled programs, all of which are designed for the education of the public.

We are all the more successful because of you! As the Chair of the Foundation Law Committee, I commend you for helping us get the word out to the community.

Fern J. Finkel, Esq.

Finkel & Fernandez, LLP

Elder Law and Special Needs


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