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July 29, 2006

It doesn't get any better than Brooklyn, except maybe...

First I take your pen, then I take your job.

Today NoLandGrab would like to share with you some inspiring words from Marty Markowitz:

While some people want to grow up to be mayor, governor, or President of the United States, my dream in life has always been to lead Brooklyn as borough president. To me, this is the ultimate job. There is no higher honor that anyone can achieve in life than that which a community bestows on one of its own.

Awww, that's sweet. Or it would be if it were true. The Brooklyn Papers suggests that Marty's filing with the Campaign Finance Board shows mayoral aspirations. I guess that's why he's trying to practice by creating a second Manhattan.

“I’m sure he wants to be mayor,” said one Democratic insider who likes Markowitz. “He thinks he’d be a good one and he has great fundraising ability because of his support of the [Bruce] Ratner [Atlantic Yards] project and other developers.”

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Posted by amy at July 29, 2006 12:00 PM