City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio picked up key endorsements for their mayoral campaigns Thursday.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz backed Quinn at a ceremony outside Borough Hall. De Blasio announced that Democracy for NYC, the New York wing of the nonprofit political advocacy group, Democracy for America, backed his run for mayor.
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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was in a swoon Thursday at the news that Paul McCartney would be playing Barclays Center June 8 and 10, proclaiming "Let it be" known that the lawn above the (Atlantic Ave.) subway station is "Strawberry Fields!" and Atlantic Avenue will hereby be known as "Abbey Road!"
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Months after superstorm Sandy devastated Coney Island, the city's top summer spot is officially back.
As officials ushered in a new season for the beach and the amusements yesterday, dozens of eager fans of the Cyclone braved cold weather to show the world that the iconic ride and Luna Park weathered the storm.
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There's a record number of people calling the Big Apple home, and Brooklyn is leading the way when it comes to new residents, according to statistics released on Thursday.
The population for the city reached 8,336,697 last year, a 161,564 increase from 2010, according to census data released by the mayor.
For the first time since before 1950, there are more people moving to the city... » more