This year, Brooklyn lost some of its most important people and institutions:
• Weeksville Heritage Center leader Joyce Maynard (January).
• Bay Ridge’s Lento’s pizza (February).
• Mayor of Seventh Avenue, Jackie Connor (March).
• Smartmom’s rabbit, Opal abu Opalina (May).
• Brooklyn Heights’s Mr. Souvlaki (June).
• Preservationist Evelyn Ortner (September).
• Fratelli Ravioli (November).
• Astroland (December).
Rest in peace, all.