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Happy Holidays From Marty Markowitz - A Coney Island Christmas Collage

Marty Markowitz’s 2011 holiday card via Marty Markowitz on Facebook (click to view larger)

Happy holidays from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz! This card was posted on Markowitz’s Facebook page, and features a cartoon collage of all the year’s events – how many do you recognize? There’s the Wonder Wheel and Cyclone, the huge menorah, an #OccupyNorthPole reindeer, and the Coney Island Polar Bear club!

The theme this year – saying farewell to Hurricane Irene, which made landfall at Coney Island. See how many other people and events from 2011 you can spot!

- Marty Markowitz

Inside the card are the lyrics to “It’s a wonderful time to live in Brooklyn” – check it out or sing along with the lyrics below:

(to the tune of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”)

It’s a wonderful time to live in Brooklyn
The holidays are here
We got the Brooklyn Nets and Aretha gave us “Respect”
We braved the quake and Irene’s wake this year

It’s a wonderful time to live in Brooklyn
Just take a stroll around
It’s it great for me and you that the hip zip’s 112
Where lots of love and Mazel Tovs abound

(chorus)
Tom Selleck, Buscemi are shooting for Emmys
On Brooklyn’s magnificient streets
And gays can get wed as diversity spreads
From the promenade out to the beach
And the Scream Zone and the Slign Shot are the newest Coney treats

It’s a wonderful time to live in Brooklyn
We’re world class all the way
GQ voted us the best, so fuhgeddabout the rest
Happy Holiday!
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