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New Utrecht Reformed Church
Post Office Box 97

Brooklyn, NY 11214

Pastor E.J. Emerson's phone number is 973-632-1305


18th Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Author Daniel J. Wakin will present an illustrated lecture about his new book, The Man With the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block on Wednesday evening, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House, 18th Avenue and 84th Street in Bensonhurst. The event is sponsored, free of charge, by the Friends of Historic New Utrecht.

Mr. Wakin's book is "an urban anthropological biography" of seven Beaux-Arts townhouses on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, told through the stories of their diverse residents over the years. None was stranger than the story of Bernard (Bennie the Bum) McMahon and the notorious 1934 armored car heist in Bath Beach (Cropsey Ave. and Bay 19th) at the Rubel Ice Company. Mr. Wakin's talk will feature the heist, its colorful characters and remarkable outcome.

Daniel J. Wakin has been a journalist at the New York Times since 2000, where he is currently an editor on the Obituary News Desk. As a reporter he has covered "religion, classical music and everything in between" and has reported on stories from Asia, the Mideast, Europe and Latin America, as well in the United States.

The New York Times has discovered New Utrecht Reformed Church

New Utrecht Reformed Church
The New York Times has discovered New Utrecht Reformed Church, the sanctuary of which opened December 16 after being closed for 15 years. Work needs to be done on the organ alcove, however. Click here for the link to the Times article, published on January 11.

Donations to the church's Restoration Fund are very welcome. Please send them to New Utrecht Reformed Church, P.O. Box 97, Brooklyn, NY 11214, and put Restoration Fund in the memo field of your check. We assure you that all donations will be used only for the ongoing restoration.

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