-Queens Democrat quoted by the New York Post.
New York Post: Convicted felon Hiram Monserrate has a real shot at winning back his old City Council seat in Queens, according to Democratic insiders.
NY1: Photo ops like the ones Mayor de Blasio engaged in Tuesday during his week in Queens are a staple for politicians running for office. But these events are not technically campaign stops for de Blasio, who is up for re-election this year. Instead, they are City Hall-sponsored events that often feel anything but.
New York Times: The Police Department is challenging more and more Civilian Complaint Review Board cases and taking so long to do so — an average of almost nine months in the second half of last year — that scores of cases in which the agency already had substantiated allegations against police officers are being bogged down in delays.
Queens Chronicle: Republican City Council candidate Joe Concannon wants a government probe to look into whether water pipe damage on two Fresh Meadows blocks was caused by infrastructure work.
Brooklyn Paper: Delvis Valdes, who has thrown his hat into the running for the 38th-District Council seat of Sunset Park and Red Hook, owns buildings through the Delerimar Realty Corp. with a slew of hazardous violations that have landed his properties in the city’s special enforcement program for three years in a row, according to city records.
Staten Island Advance: While the developer of the New York Wheel faces a large hiccup after firing its builder, and must find a suitable company to complete the $580 million project, Borough President James Oddo and Councilwoman Debi Rose are optimistic the tourist attraction — which is expected to create jobs and infuse Staten Island with tourism dollars — will be completed.