Old Family, New Era


Here is a visually arresting piece of literature a reader picked up near the Borough Hall train stop in Brooklyn last night.

Seeing the Statue of Liberty right behind the Brooklyn Bridge kind of catches your eye. But so does seeing the word words “New Era” anywhere near the name Tracy Boyland. Her brother, father and uncle all held an Assembly seat in Brooklyn, and after she was term limited from the City Council, her father ran for her seat. (Gotham Gazette has more here.)

For her current effort, Boyland has filed only one campaign finance statement with the state Board of Elections, showing she received one contribution for $100 and hasn’t spent anything yet. A new era indeed.

— Azi Paybarah

Old Family, New Era