Herbert Von King “the Mayor of Bed-Stuy”

Herbert Von King was a tireless neighborhood activist nicknamed “the Mayor of Bed-Stuy. ┬áHe worked tirelessly to serve his community for over fifty years. In 1933 he founded Boy Scout Troop 219 to provide a constructive outlet for the local boys. This earned him the Vigil award, one of the highest honors one can get form the organization. While working as a contractor, Mr. Von King served on the local school board, the Police Civilian Committee, and the Magnolia Earth Tree Center (a conservationist organization). ┬áHerbert Von King Park was dedicated to this civic leader in 1985 and this was… Read More

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