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With Subway Stuck, Sandy Was Boon For Ferries

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The East River Ferry (via nycedc.tumblr.com) By Aaron Short The closure of the flooded subway system frustrated commuters earlier this month but it was a godsend for the East River Ferry. Over 7,400 commuters crowded into the boats on Nov. 1, a number more than double the average ridership for the season. The weekend saw heavy ridership numbers as well, with [&hellip
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Is This Vito Lopez’s Last Election?

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VitoRampup1-300x224 Assemblyman Vito Lopez coasted to re-election on Tuesday, fending off a challenge from Republican stand-in Richy Garcia, but he signaled that it might be his last term in office. The embattled legislator had already lost his coveted housing committee and Brooklyn Democratic Party chairmanships this summer when news broke of allegations that he sexually harassed [&hellip
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From the Desk of . . . Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz

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Via City & State. Aaron Short with this amusing new feature in the print edition: Marty Markowitz first became a state senator in 1978 and was elected Brooklyn borough president in 2001. Over that time he’s accumulated a lot of stuff: shovels from ground-breakings, embroidered jerseys, alcohol and collectables from his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. Markowitz’s favorite objects lean toward [&hellip
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