Marty Markowitz News

Photo Coverage: Inside THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN's Red Carpet Arrivals!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 22, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winnerStephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and opened last night, April 21, 2014 at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals! (more...)

Actors Fund Spring Gala to Celebrate Disney's 20 Years on Broadway, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Actors Fund's annual gala on Monday, April 28, 2014 honoring Disney Theatrical Productions will feature a one-night-only benefit performance including surprise appearances and production numbers from Disney's award-winning musicals. (more...)

BROOKLYN EATS CARES Raises Over $10,000 for Six Food Banks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has raised $10,200 as part of its 'Brooklyn Eats Cares' campaign to help the hungry this holiday season. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber Reaches 1,500th Member Milestone
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce capped off 2013 in magnificent style last night - hosting over 600 people at its Winter Gala (a record for that annual event) and announced it had reached the historic milestone of 1,500 members. (more...)

NYC Parks to Re-Open Brownsville Recreation Center Pool After $1.9 Million in Improvements
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey will join Borough President Marty Markowitz and Council Member-elect Inez Barron to reopen the Brownsville Recreation Center pool after a $1.9 million renovation. After the ribbon cutting, center members of varying ages will jump in the pool and Parks Aquatics Instructors will lead a water aerobics class. It's all set for tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber to Host Winter Gala, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Annual Gala on December 18 at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to Hold LEGENDS OF BROOKLYN Gala on 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that it will host its 2013 Annual Gala onDecember 18 at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin. The event will honor Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and former Chamber Board Chair Phil Stenger in a night where the Brooklyn Chamber will be 'Celebrating the Legends of Brooklyn.' (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Begins Construction on Tobacco Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

This morning, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, St. Ann's Warehouse Founder and Artistic Director Susan Feldman, St. Ann's Warehouse Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson, St. Ann's Warehouse Board Chair Joseph S. Steinberg, Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, State Senator Daniel Squadron and others broke ground at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event signals the beginning of St. Ann's $27 million development of the historic building, originally constructed in 1861, into a 25,000 SF performing arts center and community hub on the Brooklyn waterfront. The Tobacco Warehouse will serve as a permanent home for St. Ann's, which has activated found spaces for cultural use in downtown Brooklyn since in 1980. The non-profit organization plans to present its opening season in the Brooklyn Bridge Park warehouse in Fall 2015. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Sandy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

'It was a year ago that Hurricane Sandy hit Brooklyn's coastline, leaving in its wake a path of unprecedented death and destruction. My staff and I walked through flooded streets across the borough and spoke with scores of business owners who had lost everything. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wasted no time in helping those business owners fill out loan and grant applications as well as navigate the process. (more...)

NYC Parks to Break Ground on $450K Renovation of Dimattina Park Dog Run, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey will join Borough President Marty Markowitz and Council Member Brad Lander to break ground on a $450,000 renovation of the DiMattina Playground dog run tomorrow, October 29, 2013. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White today joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol and Council Member Stephen Levin to cut the ribbon on a brand new headquarters building with community space and an accessible green roof in Bushwick Inlet Park. The $31 million construction project, funded by Mayor Bloomberg, also includes a new playground, and the creation of public access to the waterfront at the water's edge. The additions to Bushwick Inlet Park build on the 2005 Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning which creates a framework to provide continuous public access to the area's shorefront. (more...)

Mayor Bloomberg, BP Markowitz to Open BRIC Arts | Media House, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

On Wednesday, October 2 at 9am, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, BRIC Chair Hilary Ackermann, BRIC President Leslie G. Schultz, UrbanGlass Board Chair Larry Pitterman, UrbanGlass Executive Director Cybele Maylone and others will cut the ribbon on BRIC Arts | Media House, a multi-disciplinary arts and media complex that will house BRIC, non-profit presenting performing arts, contemporary art and community media programs reflecting Brooklyn's creativity and diversity, and the UrbanGlass, a center dedicated to the artistic medium of glass. (more...)

53rd Annual US Handball National Championships is Underway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The 53 rd USHA National One-Wall Small Ball Handball Championships are well underway. Play began Wednesday, Sept. 25 th at Noon and continues daily through Sunday. Tournament play is held at the Asser Levy Park handball courts at Surf Avenue and West Street (Coney Island). (more...)

Brooklyn Book Festival Finds 'Eighth Wonder of the World'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Literary Council hailed the incredible success of Sunday's eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T. One of the nation's top free literary events, the event attracted an estimated 45,000 booklovers to Downtown Brooklyn, along with a record 340+ top national and international authors, literary organizations and booksellers on 14 stages at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church. Younger readers found their favorite books and authors at the Target Children's Area and the Youth Stoop. The Festival once again expanded to include a full week of over 60 unique literary-themed 'Bookend' events', all free or low-cost to attendees; this series of film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances were held at clubs, bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries across Brooklyn. (more...)

Author Lois Lowry Receives 'Best of Brooklyn' Award at 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism announced that the eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, which takes place today, September 22nd, 2013, will bestow its Best of Brooklyn, BoBi award on Newbery Award Medalist, Lois Lowry. The BoBi is presented to an author whose has had a significant impact on the field of literature and whose body of works exemplifies and speaks to the spirit of Brooklyn. (more...)

Brooklyn Book Festival Announces Lineup, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

On Tuesday, June 4, the office of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined the Brooklyn Book Festival, members of the Brooklyn Literary Council and top authors, publishing industry leaders, editors and literary agents to publicly reveal the more than one hundred and forty national and international authors who have already agreed to participate in the eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival and to welcome back AT&T as its major sponsor. The Festival will take place today, September 22, 2013 at Borough Hall, and other venues including St. Francis College, Brooklyn Historical Society, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church and Columbus Park. For an up-to-date list of confirmed authors, visit (more...)

2013 Brooklyn Book Festival Announces 'Fan Fave' Competition; Voting Ends Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

The Brooklyn Book Festival and AT&T today announced the 'Fan Fave' competition to reward top authors with donations to their preferred literary or literacy programs. Voting began on Monday, September 16th with the start of the more than 60 'Bookends', literary-themed events taking place throughout the borough, and it will conclude on the main day of the Festival on Sunday, September 22nd, which takes place from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Attendees can vote now on their favorite author by using the official AT&T Brooklyn Book Festival app, available for download on both the iPhone and Android; voting will also take place on the 22nd at the AT&T Lounge in Borough Hall Plaza. The top three will receive a cash prize to be donated to the nonprofit of their choice. (more...)

Ann Curry Joins PHOTOVILLE Brooklyn Bridge Park Exhibition, Now thru 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

United Photo Industries announces programming for PHOTOVILLE, a free photographic village comprising over 45 shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park, today, September 19-29, 2013. The event will feature over 40 exhibitions, 7 photo screenings, 30 talks, 20 workshops, community events -- ALL FREE -- plus a food and beer garden. (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, tonight, September 17 and September 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2013 BEAT Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

The BEAT Festival second annual lineup announcement took place this summer, featuring Stephen Shelley, BEAT Festival Artistic Director, countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, who sang at the event, and members of the Brooklyn 63 team. Scroll down for photos and the festival lineup! (more...)

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