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Why We Sort of Like Politics: Rev. Billy Running for Mayor

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

There is going to be a strong need for comic relief in this year’s mayor election, which is one reason we laughed out loud when we got an email last night that Rev. Billy, bet known for theatrically attaching himself to a variet of high profile cause, is running for Mayor. He announced his campaign […]

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Beautiful Vid: Pride

January 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

A young woman expresses her feelings about President Obama.

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Pride: Sharice, Daynah and Merikah Reflect on Obama’s Inauguration

January 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Brooklyn students reflect on Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Brookyn Steppers Pass the Presidential Reviewing Stand

January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Dan Ross] These are the Brooklyn Steppers going past the Presidential Reviewing Stand during yesterday’s Inaugural Parade. Photographer Dan Ross writes: “Through an unexpected turn of events, I found myself directly facing the presidential reviewing stand at today’s inaugural parade. Here are the Brooklyn Steppers struttin’ their stuff for the new administration. […]

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Just Because We Can: President Obama’s Swearing In & Speech

January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

Yes, it’s off-topic, as they say. But what joy we take in going off-topic this way.

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GL Analysis: Our Long National Nightmare is Over

January 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

There have been times when we never thought we’d live to see the day when a true paradigm shift happened in American politics. Yet, here we are. The long and terrifying nightmare that began with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and took a slight turn for the better through the Clinton years in […]

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MLK Day Video: Barack Obama’s Victory Speech

January 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Where were you when you watched this? We’ll never forget where we were.

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A Reason to Live: Markowitz State of the Borough Address

January 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thank God for this. We now have a reason to live. Borough President Marty Markowitz will be delivering his State of the Borough Address on Thursday, February 12 at 7PM. It will take place at Kingsborough Community College at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan […]

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Here We Go: It’s a Local Election Year

January 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

We got this email press release from Brad Lander who is running this year for the City Council seat now held by Bill de Blasio. (Who we’ve got a strong suspicion could be headed to Washington given his connection to Hillary Clinton.) Apparently, Mr. Lander and a few supporters had a run through freezing Prospect […]

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Cool, Cool Thing: Obama Front Pages

November 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Click to expand] To check out this incredible collection of front page images, click here.

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They Enjoyed the Obama Victory in Park Slope

November 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

[Photo courtesy of domiundbini/flickr] There are many photos this morning of Brookynites going wild after Barack Obama won the election. It was a celebration not unlike the Mets winning the World Series. This is Fifth Avenue and Union Street in Park Slope. Think there were some happy people out there? [Photo courtesy of domiundbini/flickr]

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Brooklyn Celebrates Barack: The Flickr Photos So Far

November 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of FlySi/Flickr] There’s a full set of FlySi’s Flatbush photos here. For all the pics posted to flickr so far this morning, click here.

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Fun Vid: News 12 Report from the Obama Victory Party on Brooklyn Streets

November 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

Too funny.

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Voting Vid: Casting a Ballot at the Famous PS 321 in the Slope

November 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

November 4, 2008 Election (Extended Version) from Mr. Thirty on Vimeo. This is what is it was like to vote at PS 321, the Nirvana of New York Public Schools in Park Slope yesterday. Enjoy.

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In the Pool: Recording One’s Vote

November 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Karyn Bosnak/Gl Flickr Pool] It’s all in how one pulls the lever, isn’t it?

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VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

Our long, long national nightmare–which began with a stolen election in 2000–is finally over. Godspeed President-Elect Obama. Live up to your God-given potential for leadership and you will be one of the great leaders of the 21st Century. We are simply grateful to have been in this world to see you ascend to the nation’s […]

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Meanwhile, at PS 282 on Sixth Ave in Park Slope

November 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Our correspondent reports: “No line outside, short waits for most districts at ps 282 on 6th ave. 3 pm.” There was a little problem, however, that we have heard over and over and over today about our correspondent’s name not being found in vote registration books, of surly poll workers and of having to fill […]

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More Voting Issues: Prospect Heights Edition

November 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

From Brooklynian comes this tale of voting woe in Prospect Heights: So I just got back from voting with my husband. We waited in line for 45 min. Once inside the school, you had to wait in one for your voter card, then another line to get to the voting booth. My husband was inside […]

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Barack Mania #5: Crush on Obama

November 4th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy Adrian Kinloch/Brit in Brooklyn]

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Interesting Vid: Another Brooklyn Voting Line

November 4th, 2008 · Comments Off

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Voting Vid: People Having Problems in Brooklyn

November 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Per the person that posted this video: “Long lines and poll workers who lacked training caused havoc today as polls opened in Bushwick, Brooklyn. People left in disgust as district 48 and 46 voting machines were not working. Paper Ballots were handed out but angry voters refused to vote in that way.”

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Barack Mania #3: Barack Rocks

November 4th, 2008 · Comments Off

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Voting Line Update: Not So Bad at 10 in the Slope

November 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There have been reports of massive lines in some places in Brooklyn to vote. This is hot off the Park Slope Parents listserve: Voting lines were okay at 10ish am for me–less than half an hour. Definitely helps to know your district if you can breeze past longer lines for other districts (can check online […]

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Barack Mania #2: Posing with Barack in the Burg

November 4th, 2008 · Comments Off

On N. 6 Street in Williamsburg near Kent Avenue.

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A BK Selection of Election Night Events: AKA Watch History!

November 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

We figure that it is best to run this list of spots where one can experience the election returns tomorrow night. The list was compiled by E.C. Stephens. Do be a dear and link to it rather than copying it and pasting her hard work into your blog: Southpaw 125 5th ave., 718-230-0236 Election Night […]

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