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What do you think of when you think of Bay Ridge? Is it Tanoreen, one of the best restaurants in Brooklyn? Is it the glorious arc of the Verrazano Bridge, suspended high and long above New York Harbor? Is it the sounds of raucous sex early in the morning? Oh, it's not? Well, then, you clearly don't live in the vicinity of 72nd Street and Ridge Boulevard, where one Bay Ridge couple has racked...
New York City's only Republican member of Congress has pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of tax fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, and other charges, CBS reports. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and a chunk of Brooklyn, has been under federal investigation for years, particularly for his campaign finances: two people associated with the congressmember's fundraising have been indicted. But all the charges filed Monday were related to an Upper East Side restaurant,...
When Bill Maher announced earlier this year that he would undertake campaigns to oust the country's worst congressmembers, I wanted to nominate my own, Michael Grimm, the Republican who represents Staten Island and a small chunk of Brooklyn. Grimm's politics are antithetical to my own, sure, but that's not why I want him out of office: he's an especially bad man, and not just for the ongoing corruption scandals that have made him the...
Congressmember Michael Grimm, a Republican who represents Staten Island and a piece of southwestern Brooklyn, appeared on NY1 last night to discuss the president's State of the Union address. When reporter Michael Scotto tried to end the interview by asking the congressmember about the federal investigation into his fundraising—just two weeks ago, the FBI arrested a woman accused of using straw donors to funnel money into his 2010 reelection campaign—he quickly responded, "I'm not...

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