Post Tagged with: "Marty Markowitz"

(Photo by Norman Oder via Brooklyn Bureau)

Budget Cuts Strain Library Branch Popular with Immigrants

East Asian, Education, In the News, Social Services June 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The McKinley Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in caters to a heavily Chinese immigrant population. But, as Brooklyn Bureau reports, years of funding cuts have hindered a library that has the particular task of serving immigrant patrons.

In 13 years as Brooklyn borough president, Marty Markowitz has been a tireless, media-savvy cheerleader for the borough, including the controversial Atlantic Yards development. (Photo by Azi Paybarah, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Marty Markowitz Tenure, a Cautionary Tale

As Marty Markowitz’s third term as Brooklyn Borough President comes to an end this year, voters having to decide who will succeed him are left with many open questions about his legacy, and even the function of the job.

There are only two candidates in the lopsided race for the next resident of Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Brooklyn Boro President’s Race a Yawn

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

There’s little excitement so far in the race for Brooklyn borough president with only two candidates vying for the seat, one of them, State Sen. Eric Adams, the clear front-runner. The Nabe looks at some of the reasons for such little interest.