Behind The Music
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deja vu all over again
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes conceded to his Democratic rival Ken Thompson–for the second time–tonight, becoming the first sitting district attorney in more than half a century to be voted out of office.
Bill de Blasio appeared for the final time on the campaign trail today, choosing Crown Heights–the neighborhood at the center of the 20-year-old race riots that his rival, Joe Lhota, attempted to blame him for–to triumphantly greet a slew of ecstatic voters hours before the polls close.
It was the front-running mayoral candidate’s only public stop of the day, aside from a photo-op as he voted earlier this morning.
It was a tale of two subway stops.
Sure, Facebook allows you to see the embarrassing songs your friends are listening to at work (Kenny G, all the way), but what about your neighbors? What about neighboring boroughs? You’re in luck: Spotify just sent us some numbers revealing what New Yorkers have been streaming over the past month.
Let’s get nosy!
If there remain any lingering doubts about Bedford-Stuyvesant’s ability to attract bold-faced and beautiful to its once-menacing blocks, the migration of Scandinavian models to the neighborhood ought to lay them to rest. City records show that Swedish supermodel Sara Blomqvist shelled out $1.2 million for a Bed-Stuy townhouse.
Ms. Blomqvist, who made her first magazine cover appearance at age 18 for the fall 2007 issue of Plastique—and who has subsequently been the face of Dolce and Gabbana and Missoni—is due to wed the British model Jeremy Young, and given the nature of the couple’s new digs, we suspect they may be planning to expand their family soon.
President Barack Obama and mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio made a surprise visit to Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn this evening, where they greeted unsuspecting diners who welcomed them with loud applause.
“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.
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