Tag Archives | Borough President Martin Markowitz

Marty First in Freebie Travel

Our Borough President, Marty Markowitz, is a frequent flier on other folks’ dimes: NBCNewYork.com: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz accepted more free travel than any other New York City elected official in 2009, records released Tuesday show. Markowitz and his wife Jamie traveled to the Netherlands from March 18 to 21, and they spent Nov. […]

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Marty (Markowitz) Names Marty (Connor) to Brooklyn Bridge Park Board

The Mayor’s Office today announced appointments to the governing board of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, a new entity established to plan for the future of the Park and to oversee construction and maintenance. Regina Myer, President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation, will serve as president of BBPC. The BBPC’s board consists of […]

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Local Officials Call Meeting at Heliport to Address Chopper Noise

A bevy of local political figures, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and City Councilmember Steve Levin, along with others from nearby Brooklyn areas and Manhattan, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. According to Senator Squadron’s office: Congressman […]

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Bloomberg Says Options Open on Park Financing

At this morning’s opening of the Pier 1 section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg (see video above) noted in his remarks that the agreement between the State and City under which the City has taken control of the Park’s construction and management provides for the appointment of a committee to study ways to […]

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Get Valentine’s Gifts at BHS, and Enjoy Some Cake

This Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will host the annual “Red Show” Affordable Valentine’s Day Crafts Fair. NY Creates in association with the Brooklyn Historical Society will hold a Valentine’s Day Weekend Crafts Fair at BHS. Come pick up handmade jewelry, clothing, pottery, […]

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Park Progress, or Regress? Pier 1 Opening Pushed Back to Spring

Originally scheduled to open in December, then delayed to January, the Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park (see photo above), though evidently good to go, will not welcome the public until, according to the latest promise, sometime this spring. The Brooklyn Paper: The long-awaited first permanent section of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been delayed […]

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