Marty Markowitz’s Dodgers Memories: Sneaking in to Ebbets Field, hating the Yankees, and watching the “loony” fans

Marty Markowitz’s Dodgers Memories:  Sneaking in to Ebbets Field, hating the Yankees, and watching the “loony” fans

Before the Brooklyn Nets had ever played a single regular-season game, I sat down with Brooklyn borough President Marty Markowitz to ask him a few questions about Brooklyn. One thing that came up when talking to Markowitz, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, were his memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers before they left the borough in […]

Marty M.: “The Dodgers were in your face – and the Nets are going to be the same way.”

Marty M.: “The Dodgers were in your face – and the Nets are going to be the same way.”

Recently, I sat down to chat with Brooklyn Borough President and Brooklyn’s #1 fan Marty Markowitz. We discussed the role of sports in Brooklyn life, “loony” Dodger fans and his memory of the team. “The Dodgers were Brooklyn. When they won we smiled. When they lost we were sad. When I heard people go past […]

A Guide to the Atlantic Yards Controversy

LEADING OPPONENTS OF ATLANTIC YARDS Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn : A coalition of civic activists, writers Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Safran Foer), musiscians, actors (Steve Buscemi) and area residents opposed to the project. The press release they issued September 28 declared, “Atlantic Yards – It’s A Crime!
Community Organizations Join to Call for a 
New Plan at […]