Marty Markowitz on the Rise of Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in WNYC Studio 2

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, knows some people disparagingly call him a "cheerleader," but he says a big part of his job is to "lift people's spirits." He discusses his twelve years in office, his regrets (not bringing more manufacturing to Brooklyn), bike lanes (still very skeptical), and the rise of the Brooklyn "cool." Oh, and the fact that Brooklyn is the lesbian capital of the Northeast.

Update: We asked our listeners to weigh in on the "lesbian capital" question.