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Photos: Crowds gather downtown to honor Brooklyn daughter Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 21, 2020 Editorial Staff

Crowds gathered at the Brooklyn Municipal Building at 210 Joralemon St. on Sunday afternoon to honor the life and legacy of Brooklyn-born Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at her home in Washington, D.C. at the age of 87.

Local officials and members of the legal community spoke at the gathering, which was a chance for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to revive his long-held belief that the Municipal Building should be named after Ginsburg. Adams first introduced the idea in 2018, when he started a petition on Change.org.

Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn in 1933, grew up in Midwood and graduated from James Madison High School in 1950.

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Days before her death, Ginsburg told her granddaughter, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

See photos from Sunday’s event below.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams spoke at the memorial event.

 

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene.

 

City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo with Son Prince, 3, signed a card.

 

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Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.

 

Gwen Kingston and Jill Falzoi listened as city officials spoke.

 

Brooklyn Law School Dean Michael T. Cahill.

 

Councilmember Farah Louis.

 

Diana Farley held a sign that read, “Respect Her Legacy.”

 

Musicians from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

 

Joy A. Thompson, president of the Women’s Bar Association of New York.

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