Levin and Pierson Trade Blows in Northern Brooklyn Battle

An anti-Councilman Steve Levin mailer sent from the Pierson campaign.
An anti-Steve Levin mailer sent from the Pierson campaign.

Two Brown University alumni named Stephen are facing off in a Brooklyn City Council race, but their similarities have not dulled the heat in one of the more contentious downballot contests in the city.

Councilman Steve Levin, facing a re-election challenge from Stephen Pierson, has endured a barrage of attacks from Mr. Pierson since the soft-spoken publisher launched his uphill campaign. The latest involves the Pierson camp claiming that Mr. Levin has been courting the support of a controversial real estate Super PAC.

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