Convent of Mercy to close in Fort Greene

After nearly 155 years of helping the needy in the Fort Greene community, the Convent of Mercy will be shutting its doors.A spokesperson for the

BROOKLYN - After nearly 155 years of helping the needy in the Fort Greene community, the Convent of Mercy will be shutting its doors.

A spokesperson for the Sisters of Mercy, which runs the convent at 273 Willoughby Ave., says the building has numerous structural and safety problems, and it needs $20 million in renovations.

The nine nuns who currently live at the convent will be relocated to other Catholic-run homes in the area.

?They were like family members,? says former convent employee Eva Samuel. ?There were always there in times of need, not just for me but for the whole community, and I?m sad to see them go.?

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 1 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
2 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
The incident occurred at the corner of Caton 3 Woman fatally struck by tractor-trailer on Caton Ave.
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 4 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
A look at the highlights of the 2017 5 Highlights from the 2017 People's Choice Awards

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE