BROOKLYN, NY — A 12-year-old who used her allowance and birthday money to buy lunches for healthcare workers.
A “Hamilton” star who mobilized out-of-work Broadway designers to make personal protective equipment.
A man working as a clown in his free time to put smiles on the faces of children in group homes.
These were just a few of the more than 80 Brooklynites who were honored Tuesday for helping the borough through the roughest moments of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ceremony, put on by Borough President Eric Adams, gave certificates to 81 “COVID Heroes” at Brooklyn Borough Hall. It was an especially-large edition of the borough president’s “Heroes of the Month” series, which recognizes every day Brooklynites for acts of good service.
The heroes, Adams said, reflect the diversity of the borough, where 47 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home.
“I am proud