Borough president honors 4 heroes
Four Brooklyn residents received honors for heroism from the borough president Wednesday.
Eric Adams named the recipients "Heroes of the Month" for acts of bravery, leadership and altruism at a Borough Hall ceremony.
Two of the honorees, Luis Ruiz and Atonio Pina, are karate instructors from Williamsburg who rescued a woman from an attempted rape.
Ahmed Khalifa, a Muslim high school student from Midwood, helped police arrest a man who attacked an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway.
And NYPD Detective Steven Franzel was the lead investigator on an operation that led to 40 gang-related arrests.
Miriam Braverman, the woman saved by Ruiz and Pina, had not been reunited with the two men until the ceremony. She says she's incredibly grateful.
"In Judaism, there's a saying that if you save one life, it's as if you saved the whole world," Braverman says. "I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for these two men."