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14th Brooklyn Society
of Historic New Utrecht
Reformed Church in
Regional Synod of 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
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.
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
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, the
sanctuary of which opened December 16
after being closed for 15 years.
needs to be done on the organ alcove, however.
here for the link to the Times
published on January 11.
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.
Calendar of Events
Worship, every Sunday, 11
a.m. at the Sanctuary
Utrecht Children's Church,
every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Apr. 7, 11 a.m. at the
lecture presented by Daniel J.
Wakin, Wednesday, Mar.
20, 7:30 p.m.
- FHNU Board Meeting,
- Thrift Sale,
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10 a.m. - 3
- Learn more about New
- Contact: Pastor E.J.
- Info: 718-236-0678 or e-mail us