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Sugar drinks ban hearing in New York
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz speaks at a hearing about Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's proposal to ban the sale of certain sizes of sugary soft drinks at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in New York City on July 24, 2012. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's proposed first-in-the-nation ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts. It would apply to bottled drinks as well as fountain sodas. UPI/John Angelillo
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Marty Markowitz is the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City.

Marty Markowitz born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in a Jewish family. His father, Robert, was a waiter at Sid's, a kosher delicatessen. When Markowitz was nine years old his father died; his mother, Dorothy, later moved the family to public housing in Sheepshead Bay. Markowitz graduated from Wingate High School in 1962.

He took night classes at Brooklyn College for nine years, and received his bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1970.

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