A character in a good way

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

April 11, 2013 2:06:05 PM PDT
Is it disrespectful to refer to a New York City Borough President as a character?

It might be, except if you're talking about Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn's Borough President, who tonight delivers his last State of the Borough address. His 12th year in office and that means he's term-limited out.

He's a character, and I say that in the most respectful way. Tonight we'll be at his speech, for Eyewitness News at 11. So what's next for this colorful, speak-his-mind guy? Is there a TV show in his future?

Also at 11, sequestration the word so many people had to look up until the latest fiscal cliff ? may be taking a toll on one of New York City's biggest events Fleet Week. Today the U.S. Navy informed the City that, because of budget limitations form sequestration, the big celebrations that brought so much money to New York will not be happening this year. We explore what that really means.

And our investigative reporter Jim Hoffer has the exclusive interview with the young woman whose ex-husband allegedly poured hot oil on her ? leaving her severely hurt. The man is now in the wind. Jim's emotional interview, at 11.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Amy Freeze (in for Lee Goldberg) has her AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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