Sen. Adriano Espaillat
Rangel campaigned in the Norwood section of the Bronx touting his experience, but in Washington Heights, Espaillat said the times and scandals have caught up with the incumbent.
Just days ago, he was pleading for his life on the steps of City Hall. Now on Christmas Eve, Octavio Estevez and his family have a place to live and a chance at a future together.
Separately, hundreds of protesters marched from Washington Heights to Zuccotti Park today – roughly 11 miles – in an effort to drum up support and involve folks from other parts of the city.
Prosecutors say a Maryland man posed as a diplomat from the Dominican Republic in a fund-raising scam brought to light by a New York state senator.