Marty Markowitz

Outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Looks Back On 3 Terms In Office

Markowitz said he’s going to miss the only job he said he’s ever really wanted.

12/23/2013

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. (file/credit: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Markowitz Touts Prospective Successor As Brooklyn Borough President

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz gave a rousing endorsement to his anticipated successor Monday, as he prepared to wrap up his own tenure in office.

11/05/2013

P-TECH In Brooklyn (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Obama Visits Cutting-Edge Brooklyn High School

Obama delivered a speech and met with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Crown Heights, which was born out of cooperation between the city’s Department of Education, the City University of New York and IBM.

10/25/2013

President Barack Obama claps during a press conference to nominate Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve, October 9, 2013. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Native Janet Yellen Nominated To Head Federal Reserve

Yellen graduated from Brown and Yale and taught at Harvard, but Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said her trajectory to success began before she ever arrived as those distinguished institutions.

10/09/2013

Ahmed Khalifa has sold coffee in downtown Brooklyn for 16 years. (credit: CBS 2)

Quinn, Markowitz Step In On Behalf Of Coffee Vendor Fighting With DOT

A downtown Brooklyn coffee vendor has been in a David-vs.-Goliath battle with the city Department of Transportation, but some powerful officials have decided to step in on his behalf.

08/20/2013

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Gay Pride Parades Stepping Off On Long Island, In Brooklyn

With Pride Month in full swing, two gay and lesbian pride parades were to be held in the Tri-State Area on Saturday.

06/08/2013

Luna Park Ribbon-Cutting March 24, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Amusements At Coney Island Open For Season, But Struggle Persists In Neighborhood

A symbolic opening Sunday marked the return of the amusement rides on Coney Island after the damage they suffered from Superstorm Sandy.

03/24/2013

Luna Park on Coney Island - March 22, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Despite Sandy’s Wrath, Coney Island’s Luna Park To Reopen On Schedule Sunday

To celebrate, the park is offering free rides on the Cyclone Roller Coaster for the first 100 visitors on Opening Day. However, not everyone in the storm-ravaged community is feeling festive.

03/22/2013

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Brooklyn Couples Married More Than 50 Years Celebrate Their Love

More than 300 couples who have been married for half a century or more are gathering in Brooklyn to celebrate their love in a special Valentine’s Day ceremony.

02/14/2013

Loew's Kings Theatre then and now. (credit: NYCEDC)

Work To Begin On Restoration Of Loew’s Kings Theatre In Brooklyn

The movie house which opened in 1929 was inspired by the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House.

01/23/2013

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler (R) wraps  the sash around Mallory Hytes Hagan of New York, the new Miss America (credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

Miss America, Technically, Is Not A Real New Yorker, But So What?

Brooklyn resident Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss America this past Saturday. But she is actually a native of Alabama.

01/14/2013

Tawaiian Holmes with her mother E-Zara Paul, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the good Samaritans who rescued her from beneath a car. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Good Samaritans Honored For Lifting Car Off Of Brooklyn Girl

Tawaiian Holmes was riding her scooter on a sidewalk in Brownsville on Dec. 19 when she was caught up in a three-car accident.

01/08/2013

Revelers in Times Square on New Year's Eve get festive with NIVEA accessories and products at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images for NIVEA)

Times Square Packed With Teeming Crowd To Ring In 2013

The ball has dropped in front of a throng of 1 million in Times Square, and 2013 has arrived.

12/31/2012

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Borough President Recalls Best And Worst Aspects Of 2012

Marty Markowitz counts superstorm Sandy among worst aspects of 2012, while the opening of Barclays Center is tops for the year.

12/30/2012

Doreen Winkler and Victor Samuel were honored Tuesday for saving a man from nearly being hit by a subway train, and risking their own lives in doing so. (Credit: CBS 2)

Subway Heroes Honored For Rescuing Man Seconds Before Train Would Have Hit

Two people were honored Tuesday who had nothing in common except a fateful moment, and a heroic heart.

12/18/2012

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