I wish I could share everyone’s enthusiasm for Mr. Epstein’s winning our Assembly seat.
He becomes my fourth representative in fewer than 19 years.
I write because he was pitching perfect games vs. the Rent Guidelines Board.
Why do we need him in Albany?
More could be done in Albany to strengthen rent laws, but not from New York City’s delegation to the State Assembly.
It may be Mr. Epstein has the necessities to be a Democratic leader in due course. But given that’s he was doing uniquely well fighting the Rent Guideline’s board, I wouldn’t have moved him to where he won’t be able to do as much.
Police arrested two people and are looking for a third in connection with multiple robberies that took place at an East 16th Street spa since the end of April.
Police said that 20-year-old Shaquasha Goldstein and 33-year-old Eric Dineen, who were caught outside the Papaya Dog at 239 First Avenue last Saturday at 6:43 p.m., allegedly used deception to get inside the Spring Garden Spa at 344 East 16th Street, west of First Avenue, on multiple occasions to steal cash from the register.
Police said that Dineen and the person who wasn’t arrested rang the bell at the business on Friday, May 4 at 10:30 p.m.
When the victim answered the door, Dineen allegedly pushed the employee to get inside with Goldstein and the third person. Police said there is video surveillance of Dineen entering the business.