The Cobble Hill Association will honor two historians at its annual spring meeting on Tuesday May 29. Local historian Francis Marrone and dedicated preservationist Christabel Gough will be receiving CHA’s annual “Cobble Hill Hero Awards.”
Park Slope resident Marrone (pictured) has offered numerous tours over the years, while working to develop a “History Wiki” for Cobble Hill. He teaches history at New York University and will be guiding another tour of Cobble Hill on June 9. Roy Sloane, president of the Cobble Hill Association, notes: “He is considered one of New York City’s best tour guides.”
Gough is an officer for the Society for the Architecture of the City, covering landmark hearings for the West Village. At the meeting, Gough will be speaking on the topic of “Can Cobble Hill avoid Manhattanization?” Sloane adds, “She was the first person I was introduced to when I joined the Cobble Hill Association. She has been one of the landmark lions of the West Village.”
Following the reception, CHA will be holding its annual election of officers for the executive board. The meeting and reception will take place May 29 at Christ Church, located on the corner of Clinton and Kane streets. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
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