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Markowitz to Endorse Yassky for Comptroller

City Council Member and City Comptroller candidate David Yassky’s campaign office this afternoon issued a press release saying that Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will join Yassky and his supporters tomorrow at 1:45 P.M. on the steps of City Hall for a “major campaign announcement”. Undoubtedly this means Markowitz is giving his support to Yassky, […]

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City Council Candidate Biviano Sets Up Shop at Montague and Hicks

Council candidate and Heights resident Doug Biviano, along with a bevy of helpers, spent yesterday afternoon in front of his soon-to-becampaign headquarters in the former Red Blue Rose space at Montague and Hicks streets, collecting signatures for his petition to be put on the ballot for the 33rd Council District. The colorful, hand-painted seashells on […]

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Brooklyn Young Republican Meetup Tonight in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn is not just home to bleeding heart, lilly livered, namby pamby LIBERALS – it’s also home to the Brooklyn Young Republicans.   We’re not sure if the BYR is your grandfather’s GOP, but you can judge for yourself by reading their mission statement. They’ll be hosting a coffee meetup tonight at Heights Cafe [84 Montague […]

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City Council Hearing Dock Street Arguments Today

BHB’s Sarah Portlock is on the scene today at the New York City Council Land Use Committee hearing on the Dock Street DUMBO project. Curbed posts a fascinating “open letter” from Jed Walentas to the celebrity opponents of the project.  It cites “an independent investigation by the Brooklyn Paper” which found “no substantial impact” on […]

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New Kings on the Block

The seven candidates for City Councilman David Yassky’s 33rd district council seat went head to head on Tuesday night, and the winner? Democracy. There were also a few good laughs, though solely at candidates’ expense. “Let’s do this every Tuesday night,” said candidate Evan Thies, with only a slight glimmer of sarcasm. The New Kings […]

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Willowtown Fair Draws Local Dignitaries

Riverside Apartments resident Brad Smith (at right in photo) opened today’s Willowtown Spring Fair with a short speech about the life and accomplishments of Alfred T. White, the Heights resident and philanthropist responsible for the building of Riverside and of other affordable housing complexes in Brooklyn. Listening were (right to left) State Sen. Daniel Squadron, […]

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Parking permit proposal on table

Brooklyn Heights is not a parking lot — that’s the message elected officials shouted from the steps of Borough Hall on Friday morning. State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblywoman Joan Millman recently introduced joint bills in Albany outlining a proposal to allow residential permit parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, and a who’s who of Brooklyn […]

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P.S. 8 Protest Against Teacher Stipend Cuts

United Federation of Teachers reps,  City Councilman David Yassky and others gathered outside P.S. 8 yesterday to voice their support for the Teacher’s Choice Fund.   The $150 stipend it provides teachers allows them to buy classroom supplies. NY1: “It’s a terrific program and it makes sure that dollars go directly to the classroom, directly where […]

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The Herd for the 33rd: The Magnificent Sumthin’ Seven

Oy vey!  We have such a headache from trying to remember all the candidates for David Yassky’s New York City Council seat representing the 33rd District.  Perhaps we should give them nicknames?  Nah, too early and just too easy to go the “Snow White” route.  Anywho,  the Herd for the 33rd meet for another debate […]

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Yassky’s Budgetsky Websitesky

Our man in the New York City Council/ candidate for NYC comPtroller, David Yassky is going new media crazy with his latest website – – designed to “[allow] taxpayers to track City spending for Fiscal Year 2009 and provide feedback on the effectiveness of City programs.”  And stuff.  The full press release after the […]

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