On the right path - BBG inducts four to Celebrity Path

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) President and CEO Scot Medbury and Keyspan Chairman and CEO Bob Catell at this year’s Celebrity Path induction ceremony. Four distinguished Brooklynites were awarded bronze leaf stones, which will be placed in the beautiful Celebrity Path walkway near the Alfred T. White memorial in the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden at BBG.

This year’s honorees were Gary David Goldberg, creator of the television series “Family Ties,” “Brooklyn Bridge” and “Spin City,” and Brooklyn Bridge designer John Roebling and builders Washington and Emily Roebling.

Kriss Roebling, John Roebling’s great great great grandson and Washington and Emily Roebling’s great great grandson, accepted the honor on behalf of his family.

Since 1985, more than 150 Brooklyn notables, including Walt Whitman, Barbra Streisand, Jackie Gleason and Gil Hodges, have had their names embedded in an 18-inch by 24-inch concrete paver and decorated with a stylized leaf outline cast in bronze.

Each paver also contains a bronze medallion of the Brooklyn Bridge, encircled by the phrase, “The Greatness of Brooklyn Is Its People.”

For more on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Celebrity Path, including a list of past honorees, visit

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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