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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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Miss America & Markowitz To Celebrate Fairway’s Reopening On 3/1

The reopening of Red Hook’s Fairway Market March 1 is be treated as a celebration for the local community, complete with guest “stars” and lots of hoopla. Racked reports that the grand reopening at 8 a.m. Friday will include demos and giveaways—and an appearance from Miss America Mallory Hytes (who lives in Brooklyn) and Borough […]

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Markowitz on LICH Closing: “A Serious Mistake”

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz testified before the Assembly Health Committee at Brooklyn Borough Hall today. Here’s the transcript of his testimony:

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Downtown’s $2M, 14,000/sf Willoughby Plaza Officially Opens

Willoughby Plaza, the new $2 million 14,000/sf  pedestrian seating area between Panera Bread and Shake Shake near the entrance to Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall, has officially opened. On Friday, politicos, including Borough Prez Marty Markowitz, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony. In the coming months, the Downtown BK Partnership says it will be dressed with greenery, […]

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Markowitz Not Amused By House Of Rep’s Lack Of Sandy Relief Action

Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz is mighty irritated with the U.S. House of Representatives for its ongoing inertia in passing relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which impacted so many in our surrounding neighborhoods. He writes: “Thousands of families—not just in our beloved Brooklyn but across New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and beyond—are […]

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Lighting Of The Borough Hall Christmas Tree: December 6

On Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m. Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz will emcee the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Borough Hall Plaza. A lucky kid from the audience will be chosen to flip the switch and illuminate the 40-foot-tall balsam fir, which Time Out New York hailed as one of the city’s holiday […]

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BBP Prez Marty Markowitz Weighs In On Nix Of NYC Marathon

Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz has issued a statement on the cancellation of Sunday’s NYC Marathon, which would have grazed Brooklyn Heights in Downtown Brooklyn… I applaud Mayor Bloomberg and New York Road Runners for doing the right thing for New York City and the Marathon after considering everyone’s opinion as well as logistical information. […]

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Brooklyn Borough Prez Markowitz Weighs In On Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz has posted a statement for Brooklyn residents regarding Hurricane Sandy. See his full statement here. He advises, “Forecasters expect Sandy to have more far-reaching impacts than Irene, so residents need to remain vigilant, follow directives of the city and emergency officials, and remain home if not under an evacuation order.

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UPDATE: Bloomberg’s Sugar Soda Ban Sails Through NYC Board Of Health

As expected, the New York City Board of Health has approved a ban on the sale of sugar sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, street carts, movie theaters and arenas, the first such restriction in the nation. The measure was championed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a means to fight obesity. […]

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It Pays To Live In Brooklyn: We’re The Second Most-Expensive City In The Nation

This isn’t necessarily the kind of statistic that fosters a giddy smile. According to a story in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn is the second most expensive city in the nation, topped only by our sister to the west: Manhattan. The Washington-based Council for Community & Economic Research based its survey primarily on housing. There […]

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