Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz Delivers 2010 State of the Borogh Address

On February 3, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was joined by Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, New York City Comptroller John Liu, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and more than a thousand guests and honorees for the 2010 State of the Borough Address at the Park Slope Armory. Mayor Bloomberg administered the oath of office for BP Markowitz’s third term.

Excerpt from speech:

Of course, technology is still a hot commodity — and the merger of New York University and Brooklyn’s Polytechnic University means more new tech startups in Brooklyn. Kudos to president Jerry Hultin, whose [Polytechnic Institute of NYU] campus is dedicated to promoting “innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship.” Now, N-Y-U really “begins in Brooklyn!”

President Jerry Hultin , please stand!

Yes, Brooklyn is a real college town!  We’ve got more college students than Cambridge, Massachusetts! And there’s no “innovation” without “education.”

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