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Cuomo Names Former City Council Member Yassky His Director of State Policy

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has appointed David Yassky (photo) his new Director of State Policy. Mr. Yassky previously served as City Council Member for District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, from 2003 to 2009. After that he served as head of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (2010-2013) and Dean […]

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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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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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Pierson Extends Kudos To Levin For “Backing Down”

Earlier this week, we reported on accusations made by political consultant Chris Owens’ on behalf of NYC council D-33 hopeful Stephen Pierson. Owens claimed that incumbent Steve Levin was attempting to knock the challenger off the ballot. Levin quickly responded personally to BHB on Tuesday saying that his campaign had made a routine review of […]

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Pierson Advisor Chris Owens: Levin Trying To Keep Us Off Ballot

Steve Levin is trying to knock Brooklyn Heights resident/candidate for NYC Council D-33 Stephen Pierson off of September’s primary ballot. At least that’s what a statement released over the weekend from Pierson advisor Chris Owens alleges. While Levin spent last week protesting the planned closure of LICH, Owens says that the councilmember’s minions were filing […]

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Will Brooklyn Heights Resident Stephen Pierson Take Out Steve Levin In NYC Council District 33?

Not since Daniel “Kid” Squadron took out long time incumbent Martin “Marty” Connor in the 2008 NYS Senate D25 race has a local election been pre-packed with as much drama as the upcoming face-off in NYC Council’s 33rd district. As in previous years the winner of the Democratic primary, held this year on September 10, […]

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Levin’s City Council Coronation Complete

Democrat Steve Levin completed his journey to coronation in the 33rd NYC Council District with a landslide win over his “competitor” in yesterday’s election. The Vito Lopez protege won 91% of the vote against Conservative Party candidate Elizabeth Tretter’s 9% (who we’re not sure even knew she was running… really… seriously… anyone hear anything about […]

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Kucinich: We Need Doug Bivianos in City Councils Across the Country

Brooklyn Heights resident and candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 33rd NYC Council District Doug Biviano received the endorsement of his mentor Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) this morning. Biviano, his family and supporters  stood at the top of the steps of his 89 Montague Street campaign headquarters with Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth. The  […]

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“Other” Ken Speaks Out in Council Race

NYC Council D-33 candidate Ken Baer is profiled in the Brooklyn Eagle: Brooklyn Eagle: “I am the only candidate among seven who does not use a car, so I won’t need a special parking permit. I travel by mass transit and favor bicycling,” said Baer. His background includes being the New York State Sierra Club […]

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