‘TIS The Season when things really slow down in the news biz. It’s when us veteran reporters usually hand over the reigns to the rookies and let’em try to squeeze blood from a stone. Which brings us to the announcement that a challenger has decided to run against our local councilwoman in next years primary. Putting it right up there with Covid Pandemic, Ukraine Invasion, and the World Cup when placed in the right journalistic hands. Or maybe we should all just head down to St. Bart’s immediately?
Too late, you already clicked through, now you’ll have to sit through Poli Sci 101. Said Councilwoman has only been in office for a year, but the challenger has plenty to say about her brief tenure. ‘Say’ yes, meat no, because really, how much impact does anyone really expect a sole city council member to have on their fiefdom, city, planet in that time span, or any time span for that matter?
This position is simply too inconsequential for a battle to occur over it after a whopping 15-person primary was settled in July of last year. Equally inconsequential are the differences between the candidates platforms. They may think there’s a huge gap, but outside observers wouldn’t. And one would have to be somewhat delusional to think being one of 51 City Council members is going to have a big impact on anything.1 There has to be a better use of one’s time. Alas for some people there apparently isn’t, so we get this and now you’ve all had to spend your own precious time reading about it. Bah Humbug!
//Rok Star Chicken has opened their second location here in Long Island City on Northern Boulevard by Food Bazaar. Rok stands for Republic Of Korea, so we’re talking deep-fried, and chicken, well that’s universal! Mm-mm.
Stephanie Clifford To Run For JVB’s City Council Seat – they don’t make them like Stephanie any more, she’s a legend!
Rokstar Chicken – mm-mm
Famous Photographer and LIC Resident Turns 100 Next Week – what a life!
The Impetus Behind Edgar Heap of Birds Renovation of Murray Park Basketball Courts – cool local pics of the artist hoopin’ it up in LIC
- hint to political newbies: compromise gets things accomplished, bloviation and extremism does not [↩]