Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz With Christine Moore(MissBrooklyn2011)

• President Obama warned Congress that inaction on the looming debt ceiling limit could cause the markets to tumble and reignite a recession. [Bloomberg]

• Leon Leyson, who as a 13-year-old in Oskar Schindler’s factory had to stand atop boxes to work the machines, has died at age 83. He was the youngest person saved by Schindler’s famous list. [LAT]

• According to reports, The European Union is currently working on and may ultimately propose its own Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. [Times of Israel]

• A savvy group of Los Angelenos has formulated its own West Coast parody of the hit HBO show Girls. Jewcy reports. [Jewcy]

• Check out this fun interesting collection of photographs from a week in the life of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. [NYT]