President Marty Markowitz’s 2012 State of the Borough address on Feb. 1 had a number of interesting initiatives, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.
One of them was a $1 million allocation for transforming the Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights into a community center. Markowitz also pledged $1 million to transform Erasmus Hall Academy into a trade and cultural center for the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce.
Having failed in the past to bring an Apple store to Brooklyn, Markowitz challenged Apple CEO Tim Cook to bring a manufacturing plant to East New York or Brownsville.
While there were no pole dancers this year, musical guests included 15-year-old Brownsville rapper Brian “Astro” Bradley, the group DEEP and others.
Once again, Markowitz honored a number of "Brooklyn Characters." More details at the Brooklyn Eagle.
Photo of Lowes King Theater by Jim Hendersen, courtesy Wikipedia Creative Commons
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