Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greetings From Broadway
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Brooklyn, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Queens
(in Brooklyn, that is)
My anonymous tipster, “T” writes:
You may have seen these, but just in case. Posted up under the train along Broadway.. On almost every truss/pillar.
Actually, I have not. But then again:
1. I received this mailer from a tipster who resides in the 34th.
2. I reside in the 33rd— wherein a great many of my fellow citizens seem to be in a state of denial that our incumbent City Councilman, Steve Levin, was the Chief of Staff and in fact mentored by this lovely fellow.
Why is this so? For starters, I’d hazard to guess that when compared to David Yassky or Ken Fisher, Levin’s predecessors, he seems like an improvement. The sad fact is, Levin probably is an improvement.
But that just goes to show how low the expectations are here in Greenpoint— and how disappointed I am that no attention by reformers is being directed to the “race” here. Yes, there is one…
Supplemental/suggested reading: this tome by City & State. Here’s a choice passage:
…Possibly the most bizarre example of the staffer-as-candidate phenomenon is taking place right now in Brooklyn, where two former chiefs of staff to Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Council Members Stephen Levin and Diana Reyna, currently occupy neighboring districts. In a veritable warren of political intrigue, Lopez is running against Reyna’s chief of staff, Antonio Reynoso, while next door Levin is making every effort to pretend that his own re-election campaign has nothing whatsoever to do with the scandals plaguing his former boss…