Monday, October 1, 2012

Who's Almost Who In Knickerbocker Village History: Barry Commoner

Barry passed late last night. Author Michael Egan writes about Commoner's importance on his blog. An biographical excerpt from book rags Barry Commoner was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 28, 1917. His parents were Isidore Commoner, a Russian immigrant tailor, and Goldie Yarmolinsky Commoner. During his childhood in East New York and Flatbush , Commoner demonstrated a keen interest in science. He spent his spare time scouring city parks for specimens he could examine under his microscope...... Doing some detective work on ancestry I discovered his father had a tailoring business at 36 East Broadway in 1918. He also had a business at 20 East Broadway and 66 New Bowery (now St. James Place).