Some excerpts below.
#7: Regina Myer
President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
....No doubt her skill for city planning, extensive connections in government and the community and tireless drive will make her a success in her new endeavor, as she continues DBP’s tradition of making downtown Brooklyn one of the world’s greatest examples of urban mixed use, where you can live, work, shop and enjoy cultural experiences all within walking distance.#16: Jonathan Rosen / Valerie Berlin
These Brooklynites are two of the most influential consultants in the city because of their close ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the City Council...#17: MaryAnne Gilmartin
President and CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies
MaryAnne Gilmartin has been at the center of the Brooklyn development boom over the past decade. In her role as president and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, she manages the commercial portfolio for the MetroTech Center and leads efforts to build some of the borough’s most high-profile buildings, such as the Pacific Park development. But Gilmartin is much more than a developer – she is also a trustee at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and co-chairwoman of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.(Note that Bruce Ratner wasn't on the list, but, then again, neither was David Walentas, but rather his successor, son Jed.)
#23: Marty Markowitz
Vice president of borough promotion and engagement, NYC and Company
The former borough president is still one of Brooklyn’s biggest cheerleaders. In his new role, Marty Markowitz is actively promoting economic development in all the outer boroughs... Markowitz was singled out by Mayor Bill de Blasio for his efforts to get the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk built, a project he has been working on for years.(His efforts? How about his capital budget!)
#35: Michelle de la Uz
Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee
Gentrification is one of the biggest issues in Brooklyn. The cost of living is rising quickly, leaving many people displaced – which makes the work of Michelle de la Uz and the Fifth Avenue Committee even more important. The nonprofit is committed to building sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income people, and in the more than a decade that de la Uz has been in control they have doubled their impact with thoughtful projects that help build communities, not just places for people to live.