Oy vey you gorgeous people: enthusiasm junkie Marty Markowitz only has about 19 days left as Brooklyn's Greatest Borough President Ever!! And he's been on something of a zydy tour lately! Which means he's had plenty of opportunities to wax poetic about his 12 years in office, which have been THE GREATEST 12 YEARS IN THE HISTORY OF BROOKLYN OR THE WORLD!! Here, watch him rap about it. He stopped by The Brian Lehrer Show yesterday to talk about how Brooklyn has changed, and offered lots of praise, to all the beautiful lesbians and all the hard-working gays: “We remain the lesbian capital of New York City and the Northeast,” Markowitz proclaimed.
“In other words, we have a much larger lesbian population in Brooklyn," he added. "New York City is fortunate to have a large LBGT community, but in Brooklyn in particular, the lesbian community, there’s no question it’s the capital of the Northeast. They’ve made unbelievable contributions to the quality of life in our city and our borough.”
At least one WNYC commenter was overjoyed with his remarks: "As a 15 year lesbian resident of Brooklyn, 3 cheers to Marty for singling out our contribution to the boro!," wrote Jill. "Lesbians usually get lumped in with the gay community as a whole, it's so refreshing to hear someone recognize as our own group, which has indeed impacted the economy and culture of Brooklyn. And he's right- Brooklyn is the lesbian mecca!"
Marty Markowitz just claimed Brooklyn= the lesbian capital of the NE on @BrianLehrer. Northampton is rolling its sleeves up for a fight.
— John K. Yulelogdgman (@hodgman) December 10, 2013
Of course, some other areas, like Northhampton and Amherst, might disagree slightly. But that's just because they've never been to Hey Queen or Over The Rainbow, never gotten into a landmark custody battle over a beloved bitch, and never attended James Madison High School.