BROOKLYN — Local neighborhood group the Cobble Hill Association will honor two historians at its annual spring meeting next week.
Local historian Francis Marrone and dedicated preservationist Christabel Gough will be receiving CHA's annual "Cobble Hill Hero Awards" at the event on Tuesday, May 29.
Marrone, who lives in Park Slope, has worked with CHA over the years, offering tours and working to develop a History Wiki for Cobble Hill. He currently teaches history at New York University and will be guiding another tour of Cobble Hill on June 9.
"He is considered one of New York City’s best tour guides," said Roy Sloane, president of the Cobble Hill Association.
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 also be speaking on the topic of "Can Cobble Hill avoid Manhattanization?"
"She was the first person I was introduced to when I joined the Cobble Hill Association," said Sloane. "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 on 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.