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Giving season: Locals and staffers in Assemblyman Colton’s office donated more than 400 toys to youngsters in need for the holidays through the pol’s annual Toys for Tots drive.
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Three cheers for the newest member of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors!

Brooklyn-born-and-bred attorney Michele Mirman, who was elected to the green space’s board of directors on Dec. 12, said she can’t wait to hit the ground running to make the beautiful sprawling waterfront park even better.

“I am deeply honored to be selected by the Directors of the Conservancy to join the Board in its amazing work on behalf of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and thrilled to become part of this incredible undertaking which has completely changed the Brooklyn waterfront into a world-class destination,” said Mirman, who was born in East Flatbush, graduated from James Madison High School in 1970, and now lives in Cobble Hill. “Having grown up and lived in Brooklyn virtually all my life, I know first-hand what an enormous difference the park has made in our lives here in Brooklyn.”

Mirman — who founded her 30-person Manhattan-based law firm, Mirman, Markovits and Landau, P.C., which represents the victims of accidents, medical malpractice, and construction accidents — is also committed to making a difference in the community as a member of Allinbklyn, a group of women who make grants to organizations that strengthen Kings County, and a supporter of the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society and the Making Headway Foundation.

Mirman, who is the President-Elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and was recently named one of the 100 Power Women of New York City and State, also spearheaded a fund-raiser with the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association to raise money for the Safe Homes Project of Brooklyn. She is a dedicated and thoughtful leader, and will be a great addition to the conservancy board, said its chairman.

“With her impressive legal career, and as a longtime advocate for the Conservancy and the Brooklyn community, she will be a significant addition to the Board of Directors,” said Mark Baker.— Julianne Cuba

Gravesend

He’s the giving pol

Standing O congratulates Assemblyman Bill Colton (D–Gravesend) and his staffers and constituents, who donated more than 400 toys to kids in need during the pol’s annual month-long Toys for Tots drive, according to spokeswoman Larisa Magali.

Colton and his staffers donated more than 100 toys, and locals supplied the rest, which included stuffed animals and puzzles, Magali said, adding that the pol’s office donated the toys to multiple organizations, including the U.S. Marine Corps, Shorefront Toys for Tots, the Marlboro Houses Residence Association, and other community groups.

The pol said he was thriled that so many locals were willing to help out youngsters in need during the holidays.

“I’m very happy that my office was able to collect a number of Toys for Tots,” Colton said. “A Toys for Tots program is very important and precious for many kids. I am extremely pleased that so many people responded and donated the toys where a dream became a reality for so many needy children.”— Julianne McShane

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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