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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 HAILS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WALGREENS, KEY FOOD WILL OPEN FULL SERVICE GROCERY STORE IN WINDSOR TERRACE

    “I couldn’t be more thrilled that Walgreens and Key Food are teaming up to ensure that Windsor Terrace residents, who were organized by leaders like Ryan Lynch, Lauren Collins and Chris Huntington, will have everything from A to Z—from aspirin to zucchini. When the community works together with retailers, my office and elected officials such as Councilman Brad Lander and Assemblyman Jim Brennan, the result is a comprehensive, efficient and organized solution that prevents Windsor Terrace … [Read More...]

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    GOOD NEWS: WORLD PEACE

    LET'S START WITH THE HUMANITARIAN PEACE CEASE FIRE IN GAZA EMAIL THAT GOOD NEWS RECEIVED TODAY 7/31/14 FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. Statement by the Press Secretary on the Humanitarian Ceasefire Announcement in Gaza The United States strongly supports the humanitarian ceasefire announced in Gaza this evening.  We urge all parties to act with restraint until this humanitarian ceasefire begins at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, August 1, 2014, and to fully abide by their commitments. We believe … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ STATEMENT ON PASSING OF BROOKLYN-BORN WRITER, ILLUSTRATOR MAURICE SENDAK

    “For the second time in five days, Brooklyn has lost one of great creative minds—Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys last Friday and, earlier today, Brooklyn-born children’s writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Sendak grew up in Bensonhurst and graduated Lafayette High School before going on to create wildly popular works—often dark and with an edge—like Where the Wild Things Are, which won him the prestigious Caldecott Medal. Even before his passing, the Brooklyn Book Festival had … [Read More...]

    *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 … [Read More...]

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