Grace on fire: Park wins Civil Court primary race

Grace Park has been an attorney with the Legal Aid Society for 14 years.

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Legal Aid attorney Grace Park won the Democratic primary for Civil Court Judge in District 4 during Tuesday’s election.

According to the Board of Elections, Park received 73.45 percent of the vote and opponent Lynne Fischman-Uniman got 26.09 percent, with 90.38 percent of the scanners reported.

There was a slight controversy regarding the primary at the 11th hour on Election Day when Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residents received a letter from neighbors endorsing Fischman-Uniman that some residents felt was deliberately meant to look like it was sent by the Tenants Association. The letter didn’t mention the TA at all, but residents Roberta Moldow, Jane Crotty and Alan Fleishman signed the letter, which was addressed to “residents of Stuyvesant Town.”

Civil Court judge candidate
Lynne Fischman-Uniman (Photo courtesy of the candidate)

Some residents had expressed their concerns on the Tenants Association’s Facebook page and others contacted members of the board directly. TA President Susan Steinberg addressed the letter to the residents who sent the notice endorsing Fischman-Uniman, asking them not to use the letter for campaigning.

“The Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, as an organization, is politically neutral,” Steinberg wrote. “We do not endorse candidates, although individual members are allowed to do so as long as they make it clear they are not speaking for the TA.”

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