Candidates running for Michael Grimm’s vacated congressional seat debated in Staten Island on Tuesday night.
Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd) will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the vacant congressional seat that had been occupied by Michael Grimm.
The special election would decide the replacement for Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congessman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein said he planned to set a date for a special election “as promptly as the law will allow” unless Cuomo sets his own date or justifies further delay through his lawyers in court Friday.
The unveiling was held at John J. Carty Park in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.
City Councilman Vincent Gentile said he believes allowing disabled veterans access to HOV lanes is a nice way for New York City to show its appreciation to those who have sacrificed for the country.
Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.
Nineteen people have been arrested and a dozen Brooklyn massage parlors have been closed in a prostitution crackdown, authorities said.
A New York City Councilman said he expects the Council to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a bill that would have prevented employers from shunning out-of-work job-seekers.