President Obama and Bill de Blasio Have Cheesecake Date at Junior’s

President Obama and Bill de Blasio at Junior's. (Photo:MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama and Bill de Blasio at Junior’s. (Photo:MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio made a surprise visit to Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn this evening, where they greeted unsuspecting diners who welcomed them with loud applause.

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President Obama Visits Brooklyn to Present Federal Budget Arguments

President Barack Obama today.
President Barack Obama today.

“It is good to be back in Brooklyn.”

President Barack Obama, who lived in the borough back in the 1980s but had yet to make an official stop as president, according to Borough President Marty Markowitz, returned to the borough today to visit a tech-focused high school in Crown Heights.

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Chuck Schumer Issues Statement on Meeting Obama in Prospect Park

Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)
Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)

President Barack Obama’s helicopter landed in Prospect Park today–“kicking up a large cloud of dust and debris, including leaves, grass, sand and at least one gray t-shirt,” according to a pool report–and for Senator Chuck Schumer, it was quite the moment.

Mr. Schumer, who lives next to the park, was on hand to great Mr. Obama when he landed and subsequently released a statement on the occasion. Continue reading “Chuck Schumer Issues Statement on Meeting Obama in Prospect Park”

Lhota Says Obama and de Blasio Should Have a Debate Today

Lhota speaks outside a charter school in East Harlem during a press conference today.
Lhota speaks outside a charter school in East Harlem during a press conference today.

Joe Lhota has a suggestion for the president.

Barack Obama is visiting a Brooklyn school today, where he will be joined by Bill de Blasio, the Democratic nominee in the mayor’s race, and a host of elected officials. But Mr. Lhota, the Republican Party’s pick, thinks they should have a debate as well. Continue reading “Lhota Says Obama and de Blasio Should Have a Debate Today”

President Obama’s Visit to Close Prospect Park for Six Hours

Prospect Park
Prospect Park. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Brooklynites may have to find a new place to picnic Friday afternoon.

President Barack Obama’s visit to a high school in the borough will result in the closure of Prospect Park for six hours, according to the park’s website. Continue reading “President Obama’s Visit to Close Prospect Park for Six Hours”

‘Give It a Chance to Work’: Bloomberg Defends Obamacare After Glitches

Barack Obama defending the health care reform roll-out earlier today. (Photo: Getty)
Barack Obama defending the health care reform roll-out earlier today. (Photo: Getty)

The rocky launch of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law may be generating front-page headlines and criticisms from all corners, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks everyone should wait before judging.

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Obama to Visit Brooklyn School Friday

Barack Obama during his State of the Union Speech.
Barack Obama during his State of the Union Speech.

After praising a Brooklyn high school in his State of the Union speech earlier this year, President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit in person later this week.

Mr. Obama will drop by the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Friday “to discuss the importance of ensuring that the next generation of middle class American workers and entrepreneurs has the skills they need to compete and win in a global economy,” a White House official said, according to the Daily News. Continue reading “Obama to Visit Brooklyn School Friday”