It was a tale of two subway stops.
What do a seminal 1990′s sitcom and Ken Thompson’s campaign to become Brooklyn’s next district attorney have in common? Plenty, according to incumbent D.A. Charles Hynes.
Election Day: 2013apalooza
Congressman Michael Grimm is rejecting reports suggesting he had sex in the bathroom of a Brooklyn wine bar right before the Washington shutdown began two weeks ago.
Mr. Grimm reportedly spent an unusually long time in the bathroom of The Owl’s Head in Bay Ridge–pegged by the New York Post at 17 minutes–with an unidentified woman. But Mr. Grimm, who is single, flat-out denied the accusation that anything inappropriate occurred.
John Catsimatidis disembarked from his Election Day “Catsimatidis Express” tour bus today in Brooklyn only to hit a sudden halt minutes later.
Mr. Catsimatidis, who is battling it out with Republican rival Joe Lhota in today’s mayoral primary, emerged from his ride this afternoon with an entourage that included his daughter, local Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and several reporters. But as he walked into a Bay Ridge polling site inside of a school building–treacherous ground for candidates–he encountered several people who very much wanted the billionaire businessman to scram.
“You really shouldn’t be around here,” complained one poll worker as Mr. Catsimatidis glad-handed with voters.
A Cup of Joe
Because who doesn’t love some Oxy with their Rocket Pop?
In an undercover heist dubbed “Operation Snowcone,” authorities have busted a Brooklyn man for allegedly selling cocaine and Oxycodone out of his ice cream truck in Bay Ridge.
Mina Gatas, 20, was nabbed when attempting to peddle the drugs to undercover officers Monday night, officials said, probably Read More
Joe Lhota took his mayoral campaign to southwest Brooklyn today, and the first-time candidate insisted he knows what he’s doing.
“There’s an urban myth about my retail campaigning,” Mr. Lhota, a Republican, told Politicker. “I’ve campaigned not as the candidate, but out front with Rudy Giuliani in ’89 and ’93. I ran with a campaign manager for a whole bunch of people who ran for student body president in college. I understand what you need to do.”
Tip your Servers
Stumping in a sweltering Brooklyn subway station this morning, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio brushed off the emerging chatter that his mayoral campaign, once launched with such promise, is stagnating.
“I never expected to be a front-runner for one day on this race. This was always a grassroots effort and that’s what wins,” Mr. de Blasio told Politicker on the platform. “There’s so many examples of the insurgent who works hard winning in the end. That’s the model that’s been shown over and over again.”
Reduce Reuse Recycle
A number of massage parlors opening in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, are making residents tense.
According to Brooklyn Daily, residents and civic leaders in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights are complaining that new massage parlors opening up in their neighborhoods are offering more than just back rubs.
Residents have complained that the “spas” Read More
Bay Ridge residents are falling apart at the seams over a slew of clothing collection bins.
The enormous metal receptacles for used clothing have been popping up along Bay Ridge’s sidewalks, causing protests from residents and community leaders who believe that the bins are unsafe and unattractive.
“They’re popping up all over the place, and the Read More
Here’s a new twist to make the sequel to the lackluster reboot of Spider-Man more interesting: If you manage to get yourself down to Bensonhurst before 2 a.m. tomorrow morning, you might catch a glimpse of Andrew Garfield or Emma Stone as they shoot The Amazing Spider-Man 2: London Calling.