- Sunday to bike the fifty-five mile route with Joe Katz on the New York Century tour.
- Monday to visit Bill on his first full day of classes.
- Tuesday (today) to vote in the New York primary election.
It was my first time using the scanner machine -- I miss the old lever system! Now voting feels like taking a test -- and the first bubble I filled in was for Joe Lentol. I must admit that I'm terrible about following politics, but Assemblyman Lentol was made for the job. He's amiable, hard working, and cares about the community. He's also got a great sense of humor.
When the MTA decided to cut the B61 bus route in half and decrease the frequency of service, I named the new northern route the B sixty-screw. Joe Lentol used my off-putting nickname in an official release about the poorer bus service. He also said he'd swim in the Newtown Creek if Google gave his district broadband.
He also works with a great staff. When I heard the G train was going to be replaced by shuttle buses for another four weeks earlier this year, I called his office and spoke with Amy about the situation. She outlined that the cement the tracks lay on needed to be replaced, necessitating a complete shutdown of service over the weekend for it to dry. I'm glad I could receive an informed answer about trackwork from my assembyman's office since the MTA is not as forthcoming.
You can read an excellent endorsement for Joe Lentol in the Greenpoint Gazette and read about more of his accomplishments and service on Bitchcakes's post; we're even featured on official re-election material!
Regardless of whom you vote for, make an informed decision and above all VOTE before polls close at 9pm!