Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is just a week away from his departure, but he has one last Christmas message for the Borough of Kings.
Here, in full, is Mr. Markowitz’s new Christmas song, a Brooklyn-themed version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” (We’re told Mr. Markowitz’s communications director, Stefan Ringel, crafted this gem.)
Watch out Santa. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows 47 percent of Americans believe there is a “War on Christmas.” For years conservative pundits, particularly Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, have argued that secularization efforts including encouraging generic “holiday” celebrations rather than Christmas festivities amount to an assault on the Christian holiday.
“Our Democratic Party, all I can tell you is, it went from darkness to light. It’s the best way to put it,” Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said last night as he stood before $300,000 of Christmas lights and animatronics. “And the wisdom prevailed and guess who becomes the head of one of the largest Read More
Late Tuesday night, Andrew Cuomo’s girlfriend, celebrity chef Sandra Lee, set the internet abuzz when she tweeted a photo of an ornate Christmas tree at the home she shares with the governor in Westchester. However, that tree, which came complete with a silver-plated tiger statue that cost up to $4,432.80, was just the beginning. Ms. Lee made another post last night indicating she decorated six other trees in their home.
“Mantle is wonderful and matches tree!! I did 7 tree’s again this year! White room done! Family room next,” Ms. Lee wrote.
Sandra Lee, the cooking show host and girlfriend of Andrew Cuomo, just posted a picture of the Christmas tree in the Westchester home she shares with the governor on Twitter.
“Merry Christmas! Our tree just went up! So exciting. Happy holidays,” Ms. Lee wrote.
Ms. Lee was not exaggerating. The tree is indeed quite an exciting sight. It’s an epic all-white model featuring internal lighting and, most impressively, a massive silver tiger at it’s base.
For his upcoming holiday party, Councilman Jumaane Williams made sure to cover all the bases. Councilman Williams’ billed the fete as a “ChrisKwanUkah Holiday Party” honoring all three major seasonal celebratory occasions.
Governor Cuomo called legislators into Extraordinary Session to vote on the tax and jobs plan announced yesterday.
The tax plan will save families an average of $300-$400 a year.
Albany power broker Fred Dicker called Governor Cuomo’s political maneuvering on the tax plan a “dazzling display of political jujitsu.”
Governor Cuomo’s budget deal includes an agreement to pass a constitutional amendment legalizing non-Indian casinos.