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Downtown pol supports plan for safer Jay Street — and ‘Murder at the Food Coop’!

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It’s time to tame Jay Street.

That was Councilman Steve Levin’s message to Brooklyn Paper Radio listeners on Thursday, when he told hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli that he strongly supports a plan to overhaul the street voted most dangerous to bicyclists by Brooklyn Paper readers.

The Williamsburg Democrat also chimed in on plans to close the L train tunnel for much-needed Hurricane Sandy repairs. Many of his constituents favor a plan to completely shut down both tubes — rather than provided limited service during the repair work — so the project can be done faster. But Levin, whose diplomatic approach earned him the nickname “Mahatma Levin” by Kuntzman, said he didn’t want to pick which poison is better for his residents.

Levin also weighed in on Gersh’s recent column in the Daily Newsin which he describes politicians as “a disgrace” if they use the term “public service” to describe their work. Levin, of course, is related to in Michigan Senator by the same name, so he defended the work of our elected officials. Kuntzman took away the nickname for that.

Also as part of the “Summer Fun” edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio, Gersh talked about his sandaled feet, his tribute to Nathan’s 100th anniversary this weekend, and, of course, his new musical, “Murder at the Food Coop,” which is set to be a hit at the NYC International Fringe Festival this August.

What a show it was. If you didn’t catch it live on BrooklynPaper.com, the show is archived iTunes, on Mixlr, and, of course, on Stitcher.

Brooklyn Paper radio is recorded and podcast live every Thursday at 4:45 pm from out studio in the Brooklyn Paper Building in America’s Downtown.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, John Wasserman here. But I think you should have me, John Wasserman on.
Thank you for your time.
John Wasserman.
May 26, 2016, 10:11 am
Andrea from Vinegar Hill says:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/26/ikea-and-nestle-call-for-new-eu-laws-to-cut-truck-emissions
May 26, 2016, 11:07 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hate to say it, but the above posting was not the real John Wasserman from Prospect Heights (that would be me)((John Wasserman)).
I'm sorry to have taken up your time. As many of you know, John Wasserman doesn't write for the Brooklyn Letter before 11am. Having said that, I don't mind it if you impersonate me in good light. Thanks for reading.
John Wasserman
May 26, 2016, 11:21 am
Hey says:
Clearly this column was dictated: "Love and, of course, is related to in Michigan Senate Senator by the same name."

You of course mean "Levin."
May 26, 2016, 12:26 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, John Wasserman here. I haven't taken my meds today. Please forgive my multiple post. Thank you, John Wasserman.
May 26, 2016, 5:02 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
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May 26, 2016, 10:37 pm
Marsha Rimler from Brooklyn Heights says:
Levin is trying to recover from the corrupt brooklyn heights library deal which he broker for DeBlaisio through the city council. Last night at a town hall folks reminded him time and time again that they will not forget his betrayal
May 27, 2016, 9:31 am
Resident from Brooklyn says:
Thank you for supporting a safer Jay St, Councilmember Levin!
May 31, 2016, 10:21 am

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