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Join CBID For Our 45th Anniversary Awards Dinner


Come to our awards dinner

join cbid with our awardees for dinner, drinks and music:

Sunday April 6th

5pm -10pm Cocktails and Dinner

The Grand Prospect Hall

263 Prospect Ave (Btwn 5th and 6th Ave.)

Brooklyn NY 11215

Download the full invite and RSVP form.

Ad space is still available in the journal!

This Year’s Fantastic Honoree’s include:

  • Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller
  • Joy Romansky
  • Rabbi Andy Bachman & Rev. Daniel Meeter
  • New York State Nurses Association
  • Red Hook Initiative


Read more »

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Join us for more endorsements

May 23rd, 2013 7-9pm

Park Slope United Methodist Church

6th Ave between 7th and 8th Street


CBID will be meeting on May 23rd to decide our candidates for Mayor, Comptroller, and Brooklyn Borough President. Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats’ meetings are open to the public. All are welcome.  Voting is reserved for current members.


Candidates for Mayor:

Sal Albanese - endorsement vote for 2013 NYC Mayor

Sal Albanese

Bill de Blasio - endorsement vote for 2013 NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio


John Liu - endorsement vote for 2013 NYC Mayor

John Liu


Christine Quinn - endorsement vote for 2013 NYC Mayor

Christine Quinn


Bill Thompson - endorsement vote for 2013 NYC Mayor

Bill Thompson

Candidate for Comptroller (only one announced):

Scott Stringer -  2013 Comptroller Candidate

Scott Stringer

Candidates for Brooklyn Borough President:

Eric Adams - 2013 Boro President candidate

Eric Adams

John Gangemi - endorsement vote for Boro President

John Gangemi

We look forward to seeing everyone!

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Endorsement results for Brooklyn and City-Wide races in 2013

The page below will be updated as more endorsements are made.

CBID traditionally makes political endorsements when possible, in advance of the petitioning calendar in the hopes that we can be of assistance in gathering signatures for our candidates. We use a runoff voting system, by which our members can rank their preferred candidates.

After a public presentation and an open ended question/answer session from each of the candidates individually, the room is cleared of all non-members and we discuss the merits of all the candidates, with all members allotted time on the floor to make their case. All members present and in good standing are eligible to vote.


April 28th Endorsement

For Public Advocate:

Letitia James
Letisha James


March 28th Endorsements

CBID met at camp friendship on 28th to hear from candidates in the race for Brooklyn DA and council candidates running unopposed for re-election in the 33rd and 39th districts.

For Brooklyn District Attorney:

Charles J Hynes, CBID Endorsements 2013
Charles Hynes


For City Council:

District 33 - Steve Levin, CBID Endorsements Brad Lander,, CBID Endorsements
District 33 – Steve Levin District 39 – Brad Lander


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Public Advocate QA and Vote

At our April meeting CBID will host the four Democratic candidates for Public Advocate.

Each candidate will be given time to present their vision of the office. A public question and answer period will follow.  As always, all are welcome and encouraged to join us.  At the end of the evening, the club will vote have an endorsement vote.

This is an open seat, as the current office holder, Bill de Blasio, is running for mayor.

The Democratic candidates for public advocate are:

Cathy Guerriero, NYC Public Advocate Candidate 2013

Cathy Guerriero

Letitia James NYC Public Advocate Candidate 2013

Letitia James

Reshma Saujani, NYC Public Advocate Candidate 2013

Reshma Saujani

Dan Squadron, NYC Public Advocate Candidate 2013

Dan Squadron

The Public Advocate is technically a non-voting member of the city council, and the position maintains the ability to propose an co-sponsor legislation.  The primary role of the office, however, is as a city-wide ombudsman.  This includes providing oversite of city agencies and services, and serving as an advocate for citizens and organizations in the review and resolution of issues and complaints with city agencies and offices.

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Tonight is CBID’s Mayoral Forum!

A quick reminder for you to come Join CBID, along with our partners in reform (NKD, IND, LID among others) at tonights Mayoral Forum being held at:

St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you’re looking for your chance to hear directly from the New York City Democratic mayoral candidates, and to ask them questions, this is it.  In addition to a panel of questioners from the Brooklyn Reform clubs, the candidates will be taking questions from the audience, some prepared with your toughest questions.

See you there!!

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CBID Endorsement Meeting

Brooklyn District Attorney and City Council Candidates

Come to CBID’s Brooklyn District Attorney endorsement, 33rd and 39th Council District endorsement meeting.

When: March 28th, 2013 at 7pm
Where: Camp Friendship – 339 8th STREET Brooklyn 11215

CBID will be holding a endorsement meeting for Kings County DA, the 33rd City Council District (Stephen Levin), and the 39th City Council District (Brad Lander).

Kings County D.A. Charles Hynes, and Kings County D.A. Candidates Abe George and Ken Thompson will address CBID. After we hear from all the candidates CBID will endorse in the Kings County D.A. race. Carlos Menchaca, City Council Candidate in the 38th City Council District, will also address the club.

**Stephen Levin and Brad Lander are both running unopposed so only their names and no endorsement will appear on the ballot for those endorsements.
Please be sure to join the Brooklyn Reform Coalition for the NYC Mayoral Forum featuring the leading Democrat candidates on April 3rd, 2013 at St. Francis College.


brooklyn district attorney forum - Charles J Hynes brooklyn district attorney forum  - Ken Thompson brooklyn district attorney forum - Abe George
D.A. Charles Hynes Candidate Ken Thompson Candidate Abe George

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Join CBID For Our Mayoral Forum

CBID, along with NKD, IND, LID and other organizations active in New York City political reform have come together to host a democratic Mayoral forum. Open to all, this will be your best opportunity to hear from each of the leading candidates on the Democratic ticket, to them ask questions, and to learn about their vision for our city for the next four years.


Event Details:

Who: Bill Deblasio, Bill Thompson, Christine Quinn, John Liu, and Sal Albenes will all be in attendance.

When: April 3 at 6pm

Where: St. Francis College, 180 Remson Street in Brooklyn


NYC Mayoral Forum