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    *PHOTO RELEASE* BP MARKOWITZ, MAYOR BLOOMBERG OPEN $50 MILLION RENOVATION OF McCARREN POOL AND PLAY CENTER IN WILLIAMSBURG

    BP MARKOWITZ, MAYOR BLOOMBERG OPEN $50 MILLION RENOVATION OF McCARREN POOL AND PLAY CENTER IN WILLIAMSBURG On Thursday, June 28, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe to celebrate the opening of the $50 million renovation of the McCarren Pool & Play Center. “I don’t want to go off the ‘deep end’ here, but we all know that Brooklyn ‘swims laps’ around everyone else and that our borough is the … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ WELCOMES BEIJING GUO SHENG PEKING OPERA TROUPE TO BROOKLYN

    On Friday, May 18, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosted the Beijing Guo Sheng Peking Opera Troupe at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The Troupe will have a special invitation-only performance at Roulette this Sunday, May 20. “Brooklyn is the proud home of the fastest-growing Chinese community in New York—at the rate we’re growing, within ten years we’ll have the largest Chinese population in the City,” said BP Markowitz. “So it is only fitting that Brooklyn host the Beijing Guo Sheng Peking … [Read More...]

    Memory Arts Café

    New York Memory Center & Alzheimer’s Poetry Project Present Memory Arts Café Memory Arts Café is a new series of free art events for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and the general public and is co-produced by New York Memory Center and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. The series, which takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artists. This Memory Arts Café event features Jesse Neuman, … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ HONORS KINGS AND QUEENS OF CHESS AT I.S. 318 IN WILLIAMSBURG

    On Tuesday, April 24, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz paid a return visit to I.S. 318 in Williamsburg to once again congratulate the school’s chess team, which became the first middle school team ever to win the United States Chess Federation’s national high school championship, held in Minneapolis. The legendary I.S. 318 team is also featured in the documentary “Brooklyn Castle.”   Photo by Kathryn Kirk In photo (seated): Isaac Barayev, James A. Black, Jr., Tommy Zhang, … [Read More...]

    Coney Island Expansion 2010

    MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND CENTRAL AMUSEMENT INTERNATIONAL UNVEIL PLANS FOR EXPANDED OUTDOOR AMUSEMENT PARK IN CONEY ISLAND TO OPEN SUMMER 2010 Two New Amusement Areas – “Luna Park” and “Scream Zone – will Feature 23 New Rides, Including New Roller Coasters, a Human Sling Shot and Go-Karts 330 New Jobs to be Created by 2011 with Emphasis on Local Hiring Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Central Amusement International (CAI) today unveiled plans for a new amusement park on three City-owned parcels in … [Read More...]

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