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May 17, 2008

Markowitz and Chief Of Staff Scissura — B’klyn Dynamic Duo

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Harold Egeln

Marty Markowitz seems to have some new competition for biggest cheerleader:

It might be said that not since the Brooklyn Dodgers has the borough had a team as dynamic as Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and his new Chief of Staff Carlo Scissura. “This is the best office and place I’ve ever worked at. Marty gave me an opportunity to showcase my talents and it’s my opportunity to give back to the people of Brooklyn,” said Scissura, on the job since early April. “The borough president is much more than a cheerleader. He is a great manager and effective leader for Brooklyn.”

It looks like someone's in love, and it's not Marty on his first date:

Such projects as Atlantic Yards complex, the Loew’s Kings Theater restoration and the Asser Levy Park amphitheater are moving ahead despite the economic slowdown, Scissura and Markowitz said. “The Loew’s movie palace is a gorgeous building. In fact, it’s where Marty had his first date,” Scissura said. “When finished, it will be a huge cultural center on Flatbush Avenue, with over 3,000 seats for events for the community and schools.”

On Atlantic Yards, Scissura said that the borough president’s office “is committed to it.” “It will give us not only the Nets, but a huge space for school basketball teams which we now lack. The biggest thing we have with the complex is to ensure that there is enough affordable housing in the project.”

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Posted by amy at May 17, 2008 9:16 AM