- May 10, 2011: ADOPTED
- May 10, 2011: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- May 6, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION paying tribute to the life and accomplishments of Murray Adams WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize those individuals of preeminent character whose lives exemplified the highest ideals of humanity and whose lifework and civic endeavor served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great State of New York; and WHEREAS, Charles Murray Adams passed away on March 29, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams is mourned not just by his family and friends but by his entire community, as he was a beloved and respected community leader in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, helping transform Cobble Hill into a premier family neighborhood and dedicating his tireless energy to some of the most vital institutions in the community; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1931, completed his studies at Cornell University, and after a stint in the United States Army, graduated from Harvard Law School; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams moved to Brooklyn in 1960, where he spent two years in Brooklyn Heights before moving to Cobble Hill for the duration of his life, and worked practicing real estate and corporate law for the New York firm Reavis & McGrath and several other law firms; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams was one of the founders of the Cobble Hill Asso ciation, serving as one of its first presidents and as a long serving leader; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams was a founding member of the Cobble Hill Health Center, where he served on the Executive Committee until he died; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams was also a dedicated supporter of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), where he served as a member of the Board of Regents and its chairman until becoming general counsel for the hospi tal; and WHEREAS, In 2009, Murray Adams' vision led to the merger of Long Island College Hospital with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, a merger widely regarded as saving LICH; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams was a dedicated advocate for Brooklyn Bridge Park, and his work over many years helped transform unused industrial piers on the Brooklyn waterfront into a park that will serve the commu nity and the city, and to his passing Murray continued to advocate for a park plan without new residential development; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams, who will be remembered as "the lion of Cobble Hill," was known for his intelligence, his charm, his tireless dedi cation to improving his community, and his belief that anything could be fixed; and WHEREAS, Murray Adams is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy; his sons, Jonathan, Kenneth, and Neil; his sister, the Reverend Joan Shelton; and five grandchildren, as well as countless friends and community members; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay tribute to the life and accomplishments of Murray Adams; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to the family of Murray Adams.