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.