Markowitz endorses Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor

Quinn hints at post for Brooklyn Beep in mayoral administration

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Council Speaker Christine Quinn has won Borough President Markowitz’s support with her experience, her assistance during Sandy — and her womanly charms.

“It’s about time we had a woman for mayor!” the term-limited Markowitz said, standing beside Quinn on the steps of Borough Hall on April 18.

Markowitz also praised the speaker — currently the front-runner in the crop of Democratic contenders — for her years of experience in city government and her assistance to Brooklyn in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

“Even though you were born in Long Island and you sleep in Manhattan, it’s clear you have the true Brooklyn attitude,” said Markowitz. “It’s Quinn it to win it!”

But when pressed, Markowitz admitted he thought Gracie Mansion could use a woman’s touch.

“Women bring a certain sensitivity to politics, especially where families are concerned,” the Beep said, noting that he represents many members of the fairer sex. “Over half of Brooklyn is women, so why not?”

But Marty did have one misgiving: his own impending departure from office.

“My only regret is that when you’re mayor, I won’t be borough president,” said Markowitz, who was able to run for a third term because of a controversial bill Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg pushed through City Hall.

Quinn, for her part, hinted there might be a place for Marty in her administration.

“Don’t think you’re going to have much time in retirement, because the mayor is going to need a Brooklyn volunteer,” said Quinn.

The candidate also promised to pay close attention to the borough’s issues once elected — especially the revitalization of the Sunset Park dockyards and the potential medical crisis that could follow the closure of Long Island College Hospital.

“Whether we can save that hospital or not, we need a plan for how to provide healthcare to Brooklyn,” the speaker said.

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Updated 10:10 pm, July 9, 2018
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marsha rimler from brooklyn says:
Todays Eagle states they Quinn directed 1M to Marty controlled charities. No wonder he endorsed her. By the way this money could have been used to save our library. David Offensend former BHA President and Governor donated the maximum to Quinn. Is this in exchange for her supporting him in destroying our public library system and giving the sites to developers?
April 19, 2013, 4:22 am
ty from pps says:
Is an endorsement from Markowitz a *good* thing?
April 19, 2013, 9:06 am
Brooklynite from Brooklyn says:
Marty is a clown and possibly a criminal. Please, please, go away. 2014 can't come fast enough.

$1 million to Marty's charities? Now I know why he endorsed her!
April 19, 2013, 9:15 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
For the most part, Quinn wouldn't care less about who is supporting her especially when Bloomberg will most likely be running her campaigns frequently. The only way she will actually win this race is if you allow for her to do that by just voting for her anyway or by not voting at all. You can send a message by voting for someone else come the primaries. Of course, Marty's support comes to no surprise to me when both she an Bloomberg helped push for the AY complex to be done along with him. Keep in mind that Quinn does go on record for taking slush funds, which is much more of a criminal act than what Weiner did in Twitter, which wasn't really a crime at all, just doing something obnoxious, but not an actual crime.
April 19, 2013, 4:45 pm
ty from pps says:
That was painfully incoherent.
April 19, 2013, 5:40 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
However, that is very true statement on Quinn, and I know that you will be probably voting for her no matter what.
April 19, 2013, 5:48 pm
ty from pps says:
Tal -- I'm glad you think it's a "very true statement" -- unfortunately the rest of us just see incoherent gibberish.

Do you honestly think your comment at 5:45pm is well-written? That it makes sense?!
April 19, 2013, 6:15 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Ty, give me proof that Quinn is nothing what I say she is and I will believe you, otherwise I will suspect that you have some relations with her like you probably do with Bloomberg.
April 19, 2013, 7 pm
ty from pps says:
Tal -- Are you this dumb? I said what you wrote was gibberish... I didn't say I disagreed with you. I have no clue what you are trying to say!! Jesus give me strength!
April 19, 2013, 9:48 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Ty, I did research on Quinn, and she is very much a puppet to Bloomberg. There are were a number of policies that Bloomberg supported that Quinn did as well, and that is no lie right there. My original comment was based on the fact that most voters are pretty much undecided or more like sheep who will just go with whoever feels the most favorable. In this case, it's probably the dirty politician you know rather than the one you don't know. Don't be surprised if Bloomberg will be paying the networks and other media sources a lot like he did for his last mayoral run to have ads for Quinn almost non-stop while having almost none for the other candidates.
April 20, 2013, 4:33 pm
vinny says:
Quinn has already given up on saving lich, just like she didn't do much to help save saint vincents in manhattan - because she takes big campaign donations from real estate developers then says how "sad" it is that the hospital couldn't be saved. Tammany Hall awaits.
April 20, 2013, 10:02 pm
Nord from Bushwick says:
The Marty Quinn
April 21, 2013, 3:42 pm
marsha rimler from brooklyn says:
April 21, 2013, 3:54 pm
Alec Zander from Meadow Winds says:
After reading Tal Barzilai's posts, I'm tempted to report abuse.
April 21, 2013, 5:55 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Just remember, if you don't want to feel that you will putting in a Bloomberg puppet such as Quinn, show you mean business by voting for Weiner.
April 21, 2013, 9:06 pm
Henry from Brooklyn Heights says:
When Weiner is running for mayor of Pleasantville, we'll listen to what Barzilai has to say then.

Weiner is a power hungry egotist who would make people cry for Bloomberg to come back. Those weren't just photos, they were a declaration of what he thinks he can get away with, just like Spitzer. Both of them think they can crawl their way back into public life, not because they give a fig about public service but because their egos think they deserve to be the king.

Keep them both sidelined, for everybody's sake!
April 22, 2013, 7:49 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
The packaging says we need her because we've never had a mayor like THIS before.

The contents are the same as always.
April 22, 2013, 9:16 am
jerry from brighton beach says:
What ever happenned to the SLUSH FUND investigation SCANDAL of the member item monies in the City Council.
This was swept under the rug. It's about time someone re-opened this investigation. It just doesn't smell right.
As far as Markowitz is concerned : Both Quinn & Marty are phonies & fakes. If she's going to have him in her administration is just goes to show you how she's going to operate.
She should make him the City Clown $ Buffoon of NYC.
April 22, 2013, 9:21 am
Mustache Pete from Downtown Bklyn says:
Once Weiner's ego makes him jump into the race, he'll get trouced -- sorry Tal. Whatever kernels of truth are in your rants about Quinn, they are badly written and sound like gibberish.

As for Marty, somewhere along the line he decided his job was to go to laundromat openings and service Bruce Ratner. The idea that Quinn considers him a viable person to serve in her administration is scary. It's one of many reasons to vote for Thompson or de Blasio whatever their own faults.
April 22, 2013, 10:48 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I can see that Quinn supporters have came out in full force here to defend her. I am really tired of everyone saying that Weiner committed a scandal on Twitter when he really didn't. If anyone can find proof to what he did to be an actual crime, I will believe them, otherwise it will just be seen as another way to downplay him despite how serious he is on his issues. I take it that the slush funds aren't that important even though that is an actual crime. Overall, many want someone who is NOT a clone of Bloomberg, and Quinn has been known for agreeing with him numerous times. The differences between both him and her are minimal at best. As for Spitzer, he was only accused of laundering money for a prostitute via taxpayer dollars, and the prosecution couldn't find any evidence that he did that, so he had no choice but to dismiss all charges and stop the trial. In other words, Spitzer won because of the law, and not because he had friends in high places. Just like Weiner, he would be welcomed back by huge numbers. Just stop trying to be some moral person when I know that deep down inside none of you are really like that, and are probably posting pictures of yourselves on Twitter as well, so cut the double standard here. On a side note, I would gladly welcome Weiner to be mayor of my town, and he will be doing it a big favor since many of the mayors here aren't doing much either.
April 22, 2013, 5:52 pm
ty from pps says:
I'm confused about two things...

(a) Is Christine Quinn running for mayor in Pleasantville, NY?

(b) Does Tal Barzilai really have no ability to write a comment that isn't just a stream of consciousness with no organization or editing? (How does he expect anyone to be persuaded by his thoughts if he can't express them in a sort of reasonable manner?)
April 22, 2013, 6:26 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Ty, I will pay you double what Bloomberg paid you to get back at Quinn.
April 23, 2013, 6:05 pm
ty from pps says:
Again... you think that comment made sense. It's getting sad.
April 23, 2013, 6:10 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Ty, how about explaining why Quinn deserves to be elected as mayor rather than just trying to silence or censor me? Acting like that does give me the suspicion that you have some kind of connection with her, which is why you are refusing to answer. If you had a reason, you wouldn't be trying to be so defensive or hostile let alone resorting to cyberbullying. It seems that whenever I place you and your fellow supporters between a rock and a hard place, you tend to act all bent out of shape especially when I say things that expose Quinn for who she really is, which is a puppet of your great hero Bloomberg. If you don't have an answer to why Quinn deserves to be mayor or isn't any of what she has been said to be, then just say you don't have one instead of making personal attacks. On a side note, I have said similar comments like the ones above in the NY Times, and I was thanked for saying them, and nobody made personal attacks at me there or even demanded me to be silenced or censored. I think the reason you do this is because you are probably a coward, plus you are probably more afraid of me than I am of you.
April 24, 2013, 5:23 pm
ty from pps says:
Tal --
How about you try to write a comment that is clear and shows organized thought?!

Why is it my job to defend Quinn? I never said I support her... I only have pointed out that your comments are gibberish. This most recent one is another great example.

You want to criticize her? How about one thought at a time. Finish that thought before moving to the next one.
April 25, 2013, 4:55 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Ty, you calling my comments gibberish is just your way of avoiding the answers. Usually, when someone refuses to answer my questions and just attack me instead, they are hiding something. Again, if there is proof that Quinn is not a puppet of Bloomberg, I am waiting for the evidence on that, because I can always show the links where they came from that prove my point. However, I feel that most will end up voting for her anyway, because they will feel that it's rather the dirty politician they do know than the one they don't know, which is what got Bloomberg re-elected both times despite how much he was despised.
April 25, 2013, 5:39 pm
ty from pps says:
Tal -- Look at that comment... Your last sentence started to ramble. However, I would actually consider that comment clearly written and to-the-point. Well done! B
April 25, 2013, 5:58 pm
R. Brooke from South Slope says:
"Womanly charms...A woman's touch" this 1955? An endorsement from Marty the Mediawhore..Marty who never met a donor he didn't a death knell. Never Quinn! Bye bye Marty! Disgusting article.
May 11, 2013, 11:13 am
Al from Bay Ridge says:
Remember Walmart!
No way Marty.
May 17, 2013, 5:58 am

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