Sunday, February 20, 2011

State of the Borough Address

Thankfully I have a mini vacation from school, so I can fiiinnnnaaallly catch up on life.  I figured I would start with telling you a little bit about Borough President, Marty Markowitz's State of the Borough Address that took place on February 3, 2011 at Sunset High School.

A few weeks prior to the event I received an invitation from the Borough President, one that not only allowed me to be a guest, but a guest that received special commendation from the Borough President during his speech. It was certainly a wonderful honor and one that was unexpected.

Brooklyn Borough President
Marty Markowitz 

When the day of the event came there was a slight bit of rushing going on lol because I had class all day at Wagner then needed to jump in the car and get ready in 20 minutes on my way to the event. It was a challenge but thankfully I got there right on time! I was taken to a holding room where all of the other stage guests were waiting. I was surrounded by amazing people and was humbled to be included. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was there at the beginning of the evening and greeted everyone before Marty made his grand entrance on a bicycle before he began his speech. The address touched upon every major issue in the borough, from bike lane controversy, to the unemployment rates, school closings, along with new projects that will enhance Brooklyn in the upcoming years. 

During the speech myself along with other guests being commended were seated 
on the stage. I was surrounded by Rhodes Scholars preparing for their departure to Oxford, New York Times Best Selling Authors, a 12 years old Playwright (whose show was featured on BROADWAY), Some of New York's Finest, body building champion Mr. Universe, Martin Greenfield of Martin Greenfield Hand Tailored Clothing (that designed the clothes for HBO show "Boardwalk Empire), and a Brooklyn couple who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary together!!! (just to name a few). It was amazing being able to share the stage with Brooklynites who have really gone the distance and made a tremendous name for themselves. 

Seated On Stage at the State of the Borough Address

Erica Sherman Photography
***Kind Shout-Out from Marty 
"In the county of Kings, there’s a new reigning queen, and we are very fortunate tonight to be graced with her presence, Bensonhurst native Christina Moore, winner of the 2011 Miss Brooklyn competition! Christina is an arts administration major at Wagner College, a member of the college’s nationally ranked dance team and someone committed to making a difference in the lives of cancer victims. Now that she has been named Miss Brooklyn, she will go on to compete for the title of Miss New York. And after that win, I’m sure she’ll be on her way to being crowned Miss America. Please welcome Miss Brooklyn, Christina Moore." -Marty Markowitz 

Following the speech was a reception for all of the guests. There had to be close to 500 people in attendance (if not much more), and it was wonderful to meet so many new and exciting faces. One in particular put a huge smile on my face. Her name was Isabella, this cutie pie who came up behind me and gave me a big hug. She also happened to be the little sister of 12-year-old Broadway Playwright, Luis Ramirez. What a fantastic family, whose future is full of bright possibilities.

Little Isabella Ramirez

Erica Sherman Photography

Ramirez Family (Luis Ramirez is a 12-year-old Broadway Playwright)

Erica Sherman Photography


Such a cutie pie !

Omar Zahriyeh of Baruch College 

Mom & Dad <3

Rhodes Scholars
Zujaja Tauqueer & Zach Frankel 

Borough Hall Chief of Staff Carlo Scissura

A Brooklyn Character !

Brooklyn Cyclones Gary Perone
Aka My Boss Last Summer lol

Body Building Champion
Mr. Universe
Martin Greenfield of
Martin Greenfield Hand Tailored Clothing

Erica Sherman Photography

This really was a great event and I am looking forward to working with some of the great people that I met !

*To read the entire State of the Borough Address Visit 

Christina :-) 

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