Marty Golden

Jul 172013
R-Train Riders Honored For Subway Track Rescue

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT: Last Thursday morning, two straphangers jumped down to the subway track roadbed at the 77th Street station to pull another rider who had fallen onto the tracks to safety. Earlier this week, rescuers John Gearity and Richard McDonald were honored for their fast-thinking action with a state proclamation by State Senator Marty Golden.

Jul 112013
R-Train Passengers Unite! Riders Alliance throws informational happy hour as it seeks new allies

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: While thoughts of a daily commute via the R-train may regularly inspire alcohol consumption by those living along the Fourth Avenue Local, news of a year-long closure of the Montague Street tunnel recently spawned an “informational happy hour” sponsored by the Riders Alliance at Greenhouse Cafe [7717 3rd Ave] June 27.

Jun 252013
Golden Not Quite Sure Why He Backs Tax Breaks For Luxury Housing Developments

POLITICS: This June, as the everyday people of Southern Brooklyn continued to cope with rising housing costs, stagnating wages, and decreasing benefits, State Senator Marty Golden voted for a bill that singled out Manhattan luxury developments for tens of millions in city tax breaks.

Jun 042013
Senator Golden Announces 2013 Concert Series

EVENTS: On May 20, State Senator Marty Golden announced plans to host a series of fourteen concerts and events throughout July and August in parks located in his 22nd senate district.

Jun 042013

NEWS: On the morning of Friday, May 31, parishioners at St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church [356 82nd St] discovered two apparently desecrated statues among the landscaped trees and shrubs that line the building’s perimeter.

May 302013
NYPD Approves Two Security Camera Locations For Bay Ridge

NEWS: After neighbors complained to city officials about drug-dealing and occasional violent crime – including a recent shooting – on Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue, a plan to place police security cameras on the commercial stretch recently came one step closer to fruition.

May 282013

POLITICS: An anonymous source recently weighed in on the feud between State Senator Marty Golden and Brooklyn Republican Chair Craig Eaton, telling Brooklyn Eagle’s Paula Katinas that divisions among the Kings County GOP could result in far-ranging consequences for the party.

May 162013
New Voting Machines Prove To Be Waste Of Time And Money

NEWS: If you were one of the people who got stuck waiting in a long line last election day, then you already know that the Board of Election’s new electronic voting scanners suck. But did you know they might actually threaten this year’s mayoral race? That’s a whole lotta suck!

Apr 302013
[UPDATED] Shooting On "Drug Dealing" Stretch Of Fifth Avenue Prompts Call For Police Security Cameras

NEWS: A man was shot last Wednesday along the same stretch of Fifth Avenue where local leaders are requesting an NYPD surveillance camera to combat drug dealing.

Apr 022013
Petition Renews Campaign For Bike/Pedestrian Pathways On Verrazano

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Six months after Transportation Alternatives proposed bike and pedestrian lanes on the Verrazano Bridge as part of their Harbor Ring project, supporters of the idea have begun a petition on website in order to help gain some much-needed traction, as well as the attention of Governor Andrew Cuomo.