Maloney to get acquainted with Brooklyn voters

By Sabina Mollot

Thanks to newly drawn lines for congressional districts, Rep. Carolyn Maloney will be re-introducing herself to Brooklyn voters during a 2012 campaign kickoff on Saturday.

Maloney, who’s been the representative for the 14th Congressional District for years, an area that encompasses Manhattan’s East Side as well as parts of Queens, would, if re-elected, be representing the newly created 12th District. This territory would encompass the East Side of Manhattan, western Queens, north Brooklyn, and Roosevelt Island. At the start of her Congressional run two decades ago, Maloney’s district also included part of Brooklyn.

On Saturday, she’ll be making four campaign stops in the city: one in Brooklyn, one in Queens, and two in Manhattan. One of those Manhattan stops will be in Stuyvesant Town (2 p.m. at 16th Street and First Avenue) and another will be on 91st Street and Third Avenue at 3 p.m.

Maloney is seeking her 11th term in Congress.

One source said the congresswoman is hoping for a less nasty campaign this time around than the last, when Maloney ran against former Wall Streeter Reshma Saujani. Saujani is so far not on the ballot for 2012.

Man killed by bus on East 23rd Street

On Thursday evening, a 21-year-old man was fatally struck by an MTA bus at East 23rd Street, between Broadway and Madison Avenues.

The pedestrian, identified as Amos Veloz of 86 Fort Washington Ave., was hit by the bus as it drove east and he was crossing the street, heading south, police said. When police arrived, they said Veloz was unresponsive and unconscious. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

There is no criminality suspected at this time, and the family has been notified.