A very Marty Xmas

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We always look forward to receiving holiday wishes from Borough President Markowitz — if only so we can share the Beep’s Christmas card with the many Brooklynites not on his list.

Last year, we deconstructed a handful of coded symbols that Markowitz had embedded within the card, including his trademark white tuxedo. This year’s card — which celebrates the first season of pro volleyball at Coney Island — is again chock full of excitement, as our analysis shows:

1. Marty’s wife, Jamie, the Beep’s ultimate cheerleader, looks far less like Michael Jackson than in previous years.

2. Marty’s head looks out of scale with his body. Is this a comment on the well-documented success of his diet?

3. Four against two doesn’t seem fair, especially when Marty is joined by bi-racial Santas and a Hasidic rabbi, volleyball legends said.

4. Most litter on the Coney beach is festive in Markowitz’s card, but one empty bottle was included, a nod to reality, we suppose.

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