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BHB Reader Endorsement: Stephen Pierson In NYC Council District 33

The readers of Brooklyn Heights Blog have spoken – they’re backing challenger/ Brooklyn Heights resident Stephen Pierson in the NYC Council D33 Democratic primary. This is the second time, BHB readers have chosen to endorse an opponent of (now incumbent) Steve Levin. Four years ago they chose another Brooklyn Heights resident, Doug Biviano, as their […]

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Libraries Forum for Public Advocate, Comptroller Candidates Wednesday

Citizens Defending Libraries, which among other things is working to prevent the Brooklyn Heights branch (photo) of the Brooklyn Public Library from being replaced by a smaller facility contained in a luxury residential building, will have a follow-up to its mayoral candidates’ forum, this time featuring candidates for Public Advocate and for Comptroller. The event […]

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NYSNA Nurses Back Levin In D33 City Council Race

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) endorsed Steve Levin for the D33 City Council seat (which serves Brooklyn Heights) on Wednesday near the Long Island College Hospital campus. Levin, along with mayoral candidate Bill DiBlasio, have been endorsed by the organization in large part due their actions in support of keeping LICH open. In July, […]

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Markowitz Endorses Squadron for Public Advocate

Calling him a man who “knows how to get results,” Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz joined Senator Chuck Schumer and The New York Times in endorsing State Senator Daniel Squadron for the next Public Advocate. Squadon is in his third term serving New York’s 26th senate district, which includes Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and DUMBO, as […]

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Key Endorsements For Steve Levin In Race For 33rd City Council District

NYC Councilmember Stephen Levin will hold a press conference Tuesday (8/27) at City Hall to announce several key endorsements. Fellow City Council members Jumaane Williams, Brad Lander, and Melissa Mark-Viverito (who are also part of the Progressive Caucus) will back the D33 incumbent. RELATED: BHB Reader Endorsement Poll: NYC Council District 33 Last week, Levin’s […]

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Dirty Stack? NY Post Reveals D33 City Council Candidate Stephen Pierson’s IRS Issue

You don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the tax code wind blows – it’s confusing and totally ponderous for many. But if you’re Stephen Pierson running for NYC Council and throwing barbs at your opponent, incumbent Stephen Levin, for financial misdeeds this item in today’s NY Post cannot be helping the things.

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BHB Reader Endorsement Poll: NYC Council District 33

Since we started Brooklyn Heights Blog, our policy has been to not endorse candidates. We, of course, reserve the right to be bloggers – insightful and sometimes snarky – but not to unilaterally decide which candidates deserve the backing of the BHB community. That’s up to you!

While some have decided to NOT endorse anyone in this race (we’re looking at you New Kings Democrats!), BHB readers will be backing either Levin or Pierson when all is said and done.

Poll closes on 8/31/13 at 11:59pm.

Vote after the jump.

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This Online Video Backing Stephen Pierson Will Have You Shaking Your Head

Political ads are not exactly known for their subtleness, accuracy or artistic quality. Sure, you communications majors will shoutback – GOLDWATER DAISY AD MAAAN!

While some of you may utter the phrase “in your heart you know he’s right” while watching this “viral” video for NYC Council D33 Democratic candidate Stephen Pierson, you have to agree that it’s pretty darn wacky.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Watch Senator Schumer’s Ad Backing Daniel Squadron For Public Advocate

Our man in the NYS Senate, Daniel Squadron, is running for Public Advocate. This week TV ads for his campaign began running on local television featuring his old boss U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. In the spot, the senator praises Squadron for his gun control advocacy. The race has not generated much attention as it’s been […]

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Guest Post: Stephen Pierson, Democratic Candidate NYC Council District 33

Proactive measures rarely make for a rousing stump speech. As a result, New York City’s elected officials have an unfortunate habit of not addressing problems until they reach a crisis point. But without proactive measures, our district will continue staggering from crisis to crisis. As we’ve seen with our libraries, hospitals, flood preparedness, and environmental issues (e.g., Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal), ignoring simmering problems doesn’t prevent them from boiling.

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