Marty Markowitz

'KKK' is scrawled on a car in Midwood on Nov. 11, 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn D.A. Hynes Appalled By Increase In Anti-Semitism; Markowitz Calls It ‘Anomaly’

People living in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities are complaining of harassment and anti-Semitic slurs written on walls and even parking meters.

11/14/2011

Car Crash (file / credit: clipart.com)

New York Lawmakers Call For No-Fault Insurance Laws

When Carol-Anne Church was injured in a 2004 accident in Brooklyn, a man followed her to King’s County Hospital and offered her a network of attorneys and doctors and free taxi service to each appointment. She knew it was fishy.

11/14/2011

Christine Quinn (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Poll: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Leads In Race For NYC Mayor

The poll shows Quinn getting 20 percent of the vote; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, 16 percent; former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, 12 percent; and Comptroller John Liu 10 percent.

09/27/2011

A flooded street on Coney Island. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Markowitz ‘Dumbfounded’ Over Hurricane Aid; S.I. Cars Airing Out Water Damage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has identified 26 counties that saw “devastating effects” from last weekend’s storm. Brooklyn, despite being one of those counties, hasn’t yet been declared a disaster zone by the federal government.

08/31/2011

Mayor Bloomberg announcing the record with cast members of Sony Pictures Television’s new series Pan Am in the background. (credit: Edward Reed)

Record Number Of Television Series Being Filmed In New York City

Mayor Bloomberg called the record-breaking 23 series being filmed in the city impressive considering the difficult state of the economy.

08/22/2011

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Annoyed Markowitz Lets CBS 2 Know What He Thinks Of $20,000 Fine

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is fighting back after the Conflicts of Interest Board recently slapped him with the largest fine in its history.

08/01/2011

Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll: Ray Kelly Tops List Of Potential NYC Mayoral Candidates

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday asked participants who they would “most like to see elected mayor in 2013,” and Kelly heads the list with 23 percent.

07/27/2011

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz ‘Flabbergasted’ By $20K Fine Levied By City

The borough president warned that the ruling meant future mayors and other city elected officials would be unable to bring their spouses on official business overseas, unless they could afford to pay for it themselves.

07/25/2011

Computer (credit: AP Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh)

DUMBO Wi-Fi, Free Wireless Internet Access, Unveiled In Brooklyn

A new Wi-Fi network is being unveiled in Brooklyn. It’s designed to provide free wireless access to the Internet between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. It’s named Dumbo Wi-Fi, reflecting the name of the neighborhood.

06/02/2011

Engine 220 in Park Slope (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Residents, Students Protest Closing Of Park Slope Firehouse Engine 220

Students from P.S. 107 marched over to Engine 220 to show their support for the firehouse – one of 20 set to close under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budget.

05/25/2011

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Borough President ‘Furious’ With Possible Closure Of Eight Fire Companies

It looks like Brooklyn has the biggest share of fire house closings due to New York City budget cuts and the outspoken borough president isn’t happy about the news.

05/19/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Bloomberg Relents, Releases List Of Fire Houses Facing Ax

Michael Bloomberg has apparently caved-in to threats of legal action by the City Council. On Wednesday, the mayor released the list of the 20 fire companies that could be closed.

05/18/2011

Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington. (credit: Stringer/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Two Award-Winning Brooklyn Photojournalists Killed In Libya

Chris Hondros’ photos have been seen on hundreds of stories on this site. Tim Hetherington was nominated for an Oscar for his hard-hitting documentary “Restrepo,” about the struggles of soldiers fighting at a remote outpost in Afghanistan.

04/21/2011

Panasonic Logo (file / credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Panasonic Moving North American Headquarters From Secaucus To Newark

The new headquarters will be located a block from Penn Station and will bring with it 1,000 jobs.

04/20/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg cuts the ribbon at the new Brooklyn Brewery Brewhouse - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 14, 2011 - Photo: Spencer Tucker / Mayor's Office

Bloomberg’s Method Of Raising A Glass Raises Eyebrows

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an unusual way of enjoying a beer.

02/15/2011

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