To the editor:
I am writing to compliment your newspaper on the excellent Brooklyn dining columns by Tina Barry. As a longtime Brooklyn resident, I have been reading The Brooklyn Papers on a regular basis and have been particularly pleased during the past several months at the inclusion of Barry’s articles.
It is a pleasure to read a dining column that is both intelligently written and sufficiently tempting to send the readers in search of the restaurants reviewed. Barry’s articles have succeeded on both counts and have given me, and I should imagine many other readers, a list of new places to explore in Brooklyn.
Thank you for publishing these articles. I look forward to reading much more from Tina Barry in the future.
Holy day or Hallmark day?
To the editor:
Tina Barry should do her homework before she writes an article about a Catholic Saint ["Have a heart," GO Brooklyn, Feb. 11, 2002]. People take offense to others making a Catholic Saint holy day a non-religious day.
In Tina Barry’s "Have a heart" story, she wrote, "For a family like mine, who celebrate few holidays the thought of celebrating a sentimental holiday - that had nothing to do with religion and everything to do with love - was appealing."
According to Frank DeRosa, communications director of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, Valentine’s Day is not a holy day.
The holiday however, is named for Saint Valentine, who was martyred circa 269 in Rome and his relics later transferred to the church of Saint Praxedes, according to Catholic Forum Online, www.catholic-forum.com.