From the Desk of . . . Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics.

Via City & State.

with this amusing new feature in the print edition:

first became a state senator in 1978 and was elected in 2001. Over that time he’s accumulated a lot of stuff: shovels from ground-breakings, embroidered jerseys, alcohol and collectables from his beloved . Markowitz’s favorite objects lean toward the nostalgic and the sports-related, but he waxes most emotional about his pet bird, “Beep,” an . He keeps several photos of Beep on his desk, next to his wife and family.

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Rug with the Borough of Brooklyn Seal “When I became borough president in 2002, I called an artist from Park Slope who made rugs and asked her to make me a rug with the Brooklyn logo—and this is what she did. She took about six months.”

Leather briefcase “The bag I started using on January 1, 1979 when I was first elected. It has been repaired at least three times. It’s not as if I can’t afford a leather bag, but it’s been a part of me through 11 terms in the State Senate, and three terms here. It’s part of my DNA. I’ve kept it and repaired it as best I can, but you can only do so much.”

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