Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is mourning the death of 22-year-old City Council aide Hope Reichbach, who was found dead in her apartment yesterday afternoon.
“All of Brooklyn’s thoughts and prayers are with Hope’s parents, Judge Gustin Reichbach and Ellen Meyers, her friends, and of course, my condolences to Councilman Levin and his staff. Here Read More
Two borough presidents–the Bronx’s Ruben Diaz Jr. and Manhattan’s Scott Stringer–were among the first to issue statements responding to the replacement of schools chancellor Cathie Black.
“During her time as chancellor, Cathie Black and I had a good working relationship, and I wish her well,” Diaz said in his statement.
“I have known Dennis Walcott Read More
“I see people who buy $25 mac-and-cheese on both sides of this argument,” Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, told The Observer last week as he finished dinner at Rachel’s Burritos in Park Slope and prepared to hop on his bike for the 1-mile trek home. “And yet I do think it’s true. Read More
On Friday, a woman biking in Williamsburg became the latest victim of a hit-and-run on New York City streets, and she remains in the ICU, according to Gothamist. If only there was someone who could have helped her…
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz insists he is no enemy of bike lanes, even as Read More
It wasn’t all sanctimony and acrimony at yesterday’s bike policy hearing at the City Council. Also? Brooklyn, uh, Beep Marty Markowitz broke out into song.
But first he delivered a blistering critique of the Prospect Park West bike lane, as he has repeatedly:
ON CENTRAL PARK WEST IN MANHATTAN, THE D.O.T. SOMEHOW FOUND A Read More
Despite Shake Shack’s refusal to comment on “rumors” about a Shake Shack coming to the indomitable Fulton Mall–even after The Observer got confirmation from the broker who arranged the new 2,600-square-foot lease for the haute burger slingers–here is the moment anxious, non-vegetarian Brooklynites have been awaiting for years: Borough President Marty Markowitz Read More
Tales of Retail
While a new coat of paint won’t “save” one of the ritziest retail strips in the city, maybe a Shake Shack can.
The Daily News says Danny Meyer is bringing his burgers and haute dogs to the borough, replacing a popular pizza shop on the Fulton Mall. Is Coney Island not Read More
Sodom by the Sea
Marty Markowitz is widely considered Brooklyn’s biggest booster. And while it’s true that that is part of his job as Brooklyn Borough President, anyone who has met the guy will readily attest that few people have as much borough pride as Marty. That is why it is surprising to hear that the beep would actually Read More
So it seems the city may not be headed toward bike-pocalypse after all, as expected. Last week’s protest of the East Side bike lanes was a total dud, and while people turned up for today’s Prospect Park West protest, it was mostly a bunch of Slope seniors, who were far, Read More
An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
In The Observer‘s profile of Atlantic Yards watchdog Norman Oder, the master blogger laments how the mainstream media has ignored his biggest expose to date: plans by the state and developer Forest City Ratner to essentially sell green cards to Chinese investors in exchange for backing the arena-cum-condos project on the edge of Read More