Playground renamed after deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- New York's borough of Brooklyn has named a playground after the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, his family and city officials say.

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Boy, 9, has a hit with anti-sagging song

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old New York rapper is gaining attention for his anti-sagging song, "Pull Ya Pants Up," and its accompanying music video.

N.Y. hires exterminator for Brooklyn rats

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- New York City has hired a private exterminator to take care of a rat infestation at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Burglar left resume at scene

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- A man was arrested in New York after his resume was dropped during a break-in at the home of a deputy Brooklyn Borough president.

Fundraiser guests get nasty fortunes

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Officials ordered fortune cookies with pro-Brooklyn messages, but guests at a New York fundraiser found X-rated predictions inside them instead.

Food: The best chicken soup in the U.S.?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- If you type Jewish Chicken Soup into Google's search box, up pop 89,300 entries. Some of them use chicken soup as a starting point for nostalgic or philosophical ruminations upon the Jewish experience. But the majority offers what each claims to be the ab

'Sex and The City' offends Brooklyn

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Many Brooklyn residents have protested about how their fair borough was maligned during Sunday's episode of HBO's "Sex and the City."

'Oy Vey!' not sign suitable

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A sign reading "Leaving Brooklyn: Oy Vey!" has been rejected by the Department of Transportation, according to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Marty Markowitz

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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