“It is good to be back in Brooklyn.”
President Barack Obama, who lived in the borough back in the 1980s but had yet to make an official stop as president, according to Borough President Marty Markowitz, returned to the borough today to visit a tech-focused high school in Crown Heights.
Parks and Wreck
Joe Lhota has a suggestion for the president.
Barack Obama is visiting a Brooklyn school today, where he will be joined by Bill de Blasio, the Democratic nominee in the mayor’s race, and a host of elected officials. But Mr. Lhota, the Republican Party’s pick, thinks they should have a debate as well.
Brooklynites may have to find a new place to picnic Friday afternoon.
President Barack Obama’s visit to a high school in the borough will result in the closure of Prospect Park for six hours, between according to the park’s website.
As a frequent world traveler, I’ve had occasion to seek medical treatment in Croatia, Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, and France. I was always treated right away, treated well, and handed surprisingly low bills. Why can’t we get it right? These experiences as well as my “liberal” leanings, make me an unabashed supporter of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
The rocky launch of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law may be generating front-page headlines and criticisms from all corners, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks everyone should wait before judging.
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After praising a Brooklyn high school in his State of the Union speech earlier this year, President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit in person later this week.
Mr. Obama will drop by the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Friday “to discuss the importance of ensuring that the next generation of middle class American workers and entrepreneurs has the skills they need to compete and win in a global economy,” a White House official said, according to the Daily News.
Frope and Change
Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded the alarm bells over a potential federal default today, which he said would come with a price tag of as much as $2 billion in lost revenues for New York State alone.
Frope and Change
Last night, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his son, Dante, met up with President Barack Obama, who proceeded to offer some prize advice to the 16-year-old.
“It was inspiring for Dante–to say the least–to meet the president and to hear his encouragement. They talked about Dante’s role on his debate team,” gushed a proud Mr. de Blasio this afternoon.
Bill de Blasio attended President Barack Obama’s fund-raiser tonight, providing a valuable photo-op for the Democratic Party’s mayoral nominee.
It also provided Mr. Obama, who sported an afro in his younger days, an opportunity to marvel at Mr. de Blasio’s son, Dante, and his much-sensationalized haircut.
Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign just landed the most high-profile endorsement of all: President Barack Obama.