Brooklyn History

Brooklyn Politics columnist Erik Engquist has an extraordinary little item about District Attorney Joe Hynes buffing his non-hack credentials with the claim that, in 1989, he ran as an insurgent against the party machine.

“An excellent point indeed. If it were true,” Engquist writes. “Which it isn’t.”

Apparently, the last time Hynes claimed this, the New York Times printed it — then ran a correction!