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Local leaders are putting pressure on the MTA to restore express service on the F train in Brooklyn, last experienced by commuters in 1987, while the MTA remains a bit iffy on the issue. In a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast today, a bipartisan group of 14 city, state, and federal leaders…

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Ever since Councilman Domenic Recchia announced last month that he wouldn’t be seeking the borough president’s seat, the race to replace term-limited Marty Markowitz grew quiet. State Senator Eric Adams appeared to have it all locked up. Enter Bensonhurst native and attorney John Gangemi, a former councilman-at-large who says he’s the right man for the…

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Coney Island City Councilman Domenic Recchia is reportedly eyeing the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, potentially pitting Northern and Central Brooklyn versus Southern Brooklyn for the largely powerless position. Sources told the Daily News that Recchia plans to announce his candidacy in January, confirming speculation that the term-limited pol was considering the seat after putting the kibosh on…

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A report this morning in City Hall’s newsletter says that Marty Markowitz’s chief of staff Carlo Scissura has taken another step towards a run for Borough President. According to city election rules, chiefs of staff for elected officials are not allowed to campaign for office. Therefore, Scissura is stepping down from his position to that…