Honored at the State of the Borough Address


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On Wednesday, February 3rd, Noah and I were special guests at the State of the Borough address because of our unusual wedding. We got to sit on stage as Borough President Marty Markowitz was sworn in for his fourth term as Borough President by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Noah and I weren’t sure what to expect when we arrived at the Park Slope Armory, but once we got inside it was like parade headquarters! There were all kinds of performances before the speech, by an orchestra, a ballet troupe, a huge tabernacle choir, and some scantily clad West Indian American Day Carnival dancers. During the speech, Marty mentioned all the on stage guests, including Census workers, people who had cleaned up tenements, local fashion designers, the owner of a new German beer hall, a guy who wouldn’t give Linsay Lohan’s blackberry back, and our zero gravity wedding. Afterward everyone was treated to a bunch of free food from great Brooklyn restaurants like Juniors, Cake Man Raven, and that wine-flavored sorbet place.

We met Talisa Chang of the Greenpoint Gazette, who took our picture with Marty and wrote an article about the event.

Fun fact about the borough of Brooklyn; did you know that if it were cut off from New York City, Brooklyn would be America’s fifth largest city?



4 Responses to “Honored at the State of the Borough Address”
  1. Jay Says:

    I thought it would be the third largest.

  2. Jay Says:

    Then again, now that I think about it, I think that stat was NYC – Manhattan, not just BK.

  3. erin Says:

    According to a book published in 1979 it was fourth, and according to this blog it’s now third.

  4. Phil Says:

    I learned that, too — from Markowitz! He probably drops that fact into everyday conversation.