Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My Morning Read

Good Morning! Here's what's on tap this A.M.

It's the end of an era. Fidel Castro has officially stepped down as President of Cuba.

City Limits has a story on a new, largely Brooklyn-based organization called Respect Our Vote, aimed at lobbying the nation's superdelegates to side with whichever candidate wins the most state delegates at the close of the Democratic Primary. MoveOn.org is enacting a similar campaign on a countrywide basis. Both movements have The Optimist's support 100%. Our votes must count!

On a considerably lighter note, City Hall has an article about the trials and tribulations of dating life for politicians. Would be first ladies and first gentlemen, here's your chance to find out who's available!

Brooklyn Heights Blog has the skinny on next week's annual meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association. New York Times reporter Clyde Haberman will be the keynote speaker at the event. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in the St. Francis College Auditorium at 180 Remsen Street next Tuesday, February 26th at 7:30 p.m.

The Gowanus Lounge reports on some new (and newly deceased) restaurants in the Slope. Welcome to Earth Tonez, a new vegetarian and vegan cafe on Fifth Avenue. Adieu Cocotte.

And DUMBO NYC details how the Marrakesh Express restaurant on Jay Street has been revamped.

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