Just this May, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined comedian Joan Rivers, as well as Council Members Robert Cornegy and Corey Johnson, at God’s Love We Deliver in Williamsburg to help deliver their fifteen millionth meal.
Now, the Borough President sadly reflects on her passing.
“Brooklyn mourns the passing of one of its own, the incomparable Joan Rivers,” Borough President Adams said in a statement released Thursday, shortly after news of the comedian’s death. “No matter where she went, locals could always see her as the funny girl from Flatbush who made it to the biggest of big times.”
Rivers was born Joan Molinsky in Brooklyn to Russian immigrants Meyer Molinsky, a doctor, and Beatrice.
“She was unafraid and uncompromising in her comedy, blazing a trail for women in Hollywood and showing everyone how to be at your best through your golden years,” Adams added. “I know that her work and her spirit will live on, continuing to inspire generations of Brooklynites and Americans.”