Brooklyn Borough President’s Bicycle Commuters’ Breakfast

Celebrate bicycling in Brooklyn with a ride and free breakfast courtesty of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Pedal on with your fellow cyclists to the Brooklyn Bridge afterwards.

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz The Daily News reported yesterday that, along with the recent extension of car-free hours in Central Park, Dept. of Transportation officials proposed closing Prospect Park’s Manhattan-bound East Drive to cars during evening rush hour this month but the plan was squashed by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz: Sources said city […]

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Markowitz Speaks Against Safer Streets in State of the Borough

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Hello, Dolly!

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A knowledgeable tipster submitted this gem to UncivilServants, the web-based watchdog for government parking abuse in New York City. The yellow Porsche Carrera, above, was spotted parked in front of a fire hydrant on the east side of Seventh Avenue, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place at about 7:30 pm […]