Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis and Republican public advocate candidate J.C. Polanco held a press conference today in front of Rivington House, the former nursing home entangled in a de Blasio administration scandal. Malliotakis and Polanco sought to draw renewed attention to the tangled tale of Rivington House and to the relationship of Mayor de Blasio and lobbyist Jame Capalino. Capalino was a key figure in the elimination of Rivington House deed restrictions that opened the possibility of a for-profit real estate project at Rivington House.
Question topics included Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that he’ll convene a commission to review removing public art honoring Confederate and other figures, the Democratic mayoral candidate debate to be held tonight and Malliotakis’ pledge to release her assembly emails.
Here is the full press conference:
The Queens Tribune and St. John’s University hosted an unusual candidate forum Tuesday evening, putting mayoral, comptroller and public advocate candidates together on stage for two hours. Participating candidates included mayoral candidates Nicole Malliotakis, Bo Dietl, Sal Albanese, David Bashner and Mike Tolkin, comptroller candidates Scott Stringer and Michel Faulkner and public advocate candidates David Eisenbach and J.C. Polanco.
We’ll begin near the end, with the Lightning Round questions:
J.C. Polanco, expected to be a candidate for public advocate, made a very impressive appearance at the Queens Village Republican Club Thursday night. Polanco has been visiting many Republican political organizations throughout the City over the past couple of months, preparing to launch a bid for public advocate. As recently as Thursday he said that he expects to formally launch his campaign this week. Continue reading Polanco At QVRC