Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In Markowitz's publication Brooklyn!!, again no mention of Atlantic Yards

The Fall 2009 issue of Brooklyn!!, Borough President Marty Markowitz's promotional publication, appeared in my mailbox yesterday, even as we're nearly two-thirds of the way into the season.

Likely Markowitz wanted to wait until the results of the November 3 election so he could salute three new Council Members, humbly thank readers "for allowing me to serve you as borough president for the next four years," and ignore the re-election of Mayor Mike Bloomberg, an independent and Republican whom Democrat Markowitz supported, to little backlash.

With the regular "Marty's on the Block" feature, Brooklyn!! offers a seamless transition from Markowitz's campaign literature. And, as with the campaign literature, there's no mention of Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn's most controversial project, on which Markowitz has staked his reputation.

Just for the record, Brooklyn!! is a "Courier-Life publication," meaning it's produced in cooperation with the newspaper chain owned by Rupert Murdoch's Community Newspaper Group, which also owns the Brooklyn Paper.

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