Charles Barron Is in a Hurry

Here's Council member and newly announced Brooklyn Borough President candidate Charles Barron yesterday on the City Hall steps, where I got the chance to ask him why he chose to pass up another run for Congress against Rep. Ed Towns.

His answer: it takes too long to do things in Washington.

“I mean, look at Harlem, it took Charlie Rangel what, 30, 40 years, and Harlem was still not transformed. Look at Jose Serrano and the Bronx. It took him all that time and Bronx still has 42 percent poverty in the South Bronx. I just think I can serve the people of Brooklyn and New York City better staying in the city rather than going five days a week in Washington.”