Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Borough President Marty Markowitz's final term in office runs out this year -- but before he goes, he's going to auction off his trove of office swag, reports the New York Daily News.
From a slab of wood from the original Coney Island Boardwalk to sports jerseys and local hooch, the BP says he's going to donate the money to his Camp Brooklyn charity.
Markowitz -- who earns $160,000 as Borough President -- told the New York Post in September that he's not interested in running for Mayor -- or any other political post.
The current frontrunner in the Beep race is Prospect Heights state Sen. and former cop Eric Adams, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
BROOKLYN — Carlo Scissura, senior advisor to Borough President Marty Markowitz, has ended his bid to succeed Markowitz and instead will become the new head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
Scissura, who had been actively pursuing a run for borough president and had led prospective candidates in fundraising, "is NOT running for borough president," Markowitz press secretary Mark Zustovitch told the Brooklyn Eagle in an email response to a question left for Scissura.
Markowitz, whose three-term tenure ends in December 2013, said his relationship with Scissura is like that of a parent to a child when the child is grown and ready to leave home.
"I am sad that Carlo will be leaving Borough Hall but happy for Brooklyn businesses," Markowitz said. "When Brooklyn’s businesses do well, all of Brooklyn comes out ahead. To that I say: Bravo!”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg added that Scissura "represents the best of everything Brooklyn has to offer and has continually turned big ideas into real actions and results.” …