Legacy of late Bed-Stuy icon Albert Vann honored at two-day celebration


Albert Vann, a Bedford-Stuyvesant native who served in the New York State Assembly and New York City Council, was honored in a memorial ceremony on Aug. 12 followed by a community block party on Aug. 13. Vann passed away peacefully on July 15 at the age of 87.

A “Memorials and Reflections” was held Friday at the Boys & Girls High School on Fulton Street, where friends, family and former colleagues and constituents came together to remember Vann. The event celebrated the highlights of Vann’s life and career through spoken remarks, performances, photos and videos.