With President Barack Obama’s announcement of his nomination of Brooklyn native Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz added his pun-filled hurray that a daughter of his beloved county will have one of the world’s most powerful economic policy-making jobs.
“For a long time, I’ve been shouting that I’m ‘Fed’ up with the boys’ club, that it’s time to bring women into our halls of leadership,” Markowitz said in a statement. “Well, after all my yellin’, we finally got Yellen! Who else but a Brooklynite to boost our nation’s economy?”
Yellen, who grew up in Bay Ridge, graduated from Fort Hamilton High School.