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    BP MARKOWITZ CUT RIBBON AT BARCLAYS CENTER

    On Friday, September 21, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz helped cut the ribbon at the brand new Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn, the culmination of a decade-long dream of the borough president to bring a professional sports team back to Brooklyn for the first time since 1957. Joining BP Markowitz at the ceremony were Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Forest City Ratner Companies Chairman and CEO Bruce Ratner, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Nets CEO … [Read More...]

    BROOKLYN NAACP AND PARTNERS TO KICK-OFF NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO STUDENTS AT BACK-TO-SCHOOL/STAY-IN-SCHOOL EVENT

    More than 2000 of New York City’s most challenged students will start the new school year prepared for success. The Brooklyn NAACP and partners will distribute free backpacks, containing essential school supplies, at a press conference and rally to kick-off the new school year at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 22 at the Brooklyn Borough Hall. The students will also meet superhero WordGirl of the Emmy Award-winning animated adventure series that is aired on the PBS program KIDS GO. The … [Read More...]

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    Brooklyn Eats to Feature Over 100 Borough-Based Food and Beverage Vendors on June 26 in East Williamsburg

    Show To Include Cooking Demos and Appearances by Stephen Munshin, publisher of Edible Brooklyn, and Famed Pastry Chef Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres Chocolate; Citi Commercial Bank to Serve as Title Sponsor With just a week to go, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Brooklyn Eats will feature over 100 borough-based food and beverage manufacturers on June 26 at 630 Flushing Avenue in East Williamsburg. "Brooklyn Eats will be the biggest and hottest food and beverage … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ STATEMENT ON NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT,

    KINGS COUNTY DECISION ALLOWING ATLANTIC YARDS DEVELOPMENT TO PROCEED “Today’s ruling by Judge Abraham Gerges of the New York State Supreme Court, Kings County affecting the Atlantic Yards development means that the creation of much-needed affordable housing, solid union jobs and permanent employment opportunities for Brooklynites can finally begin—and that our nation’s ‘fourth-largest city,’ Brooklyn, USA, will soon have a national professional sports team and a world-class sports … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ HONORS PETER LUGER FOR BEING NAMED BEST STEAKHOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES BY “USA TODAY”

    BP MARKOWITZ HONORS PETER LUGER FOR BEING NAMED BEST STEAKHOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES BY USA TODAY On Tuesday, July 17, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented a proclamation and “Brooklyn Bridge” to the owners of Peter Luger in Williamsburg in celebration of the historic Brooklyn eatery being named the best steakhouse in the nation by USA Today. “Now Americans across the country know what Brooklynites and New Yorkers have known all along: that Peter Luger is, hands … [Read More...]

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