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 far 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, far outnumbered 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 brownstone Read More
dollars and cents
After looking through some financial disclosure forms it obtained from the Conflict of Interest Board, the Times reports how much city money politicians spent last year on international travel. Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz took two trips, whose prices both fell somewhere in the tantalizing gulf between $5,000 and $39,999.
It took him four Read More
Not Taking Chances
Outside New York’s Municipal Building on Wednesday, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stood at the podium–backed by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and former comptroller Bill Thompson–to dismiss the notion of nonpartisan elections.
The charter review commission–assembled by Mayor Bloomberg to fulfill a 2008 promise he made to the City Read More
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who, if nothing else, excels at boosterism, has made a video in which he pleads (via an email typed on an iPad purchased in Manhattan) for Apple to open a store in the Borough of Kings.
Gothamist has the footage.
Here’s a snippet from the email, addressed to “Mr. Read More
“What we do in the next five days is going to win the election,” Michael Bloomberg told supporters in his Atlantic Avenue campaign office in Brooklyn this afternoon.
Borough President Marty Markowitz, a Democrat, was on hand to support Bloomberg, but remind people to vote for others in the party.
“We have the benefit of Read More