Democrats Do Business in Brooklyn

All the Assembly Democrats will be together in Brooklyn next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when Sheldon Silver holds his conference meet at the Brooklyn Marriott. (Book your rooms now!)

As one person who’s planning to attend explained to me, it’ll be the strategy session where the Assembly Democrats actually start crafting their legislative priorities in earnest. (With an expected $4 billion budget gap in a local election year, that list should be really interesting.)

About the meeting, this attendee said, "The first time we did it was right after 9/11, and we were staying in the Embassy Suites downtown. Since then, it became an annual thing. This year is the first time we’re doing it in Brooklyn. It’s almost like a pre-game show to the session."

A spokesman for Silver, Dan Weiler, declined to discuss the meeting.