A Queens Girl at Home With the Old Boys

The elderly ladies from Forest Hills had arrived early on a Sunday afternoon to the modest house on Ingram Street to support their hometown girl Melinda Katz. And though the event was the official kickoff of a city comptroller campaign for which Ms. Katz has raised more than $2 million, its aesthetic was more kindergarten graduation than political theater.
Someone had tied blue, purple and red balloons to the fence and nearby shrubs. There was orange construction paper with “Katz for NYC” stenciled on top.
Neighbor Molly Derewitzky, apparently filled with a sort of maternal pride, was there. She couldn’t remember how long she’d known Melinda.

A Queens Girl at Home With the Old Boys