The Herd for the 33rd City Council District met last night, minus a couple of sheep, for a debate in Williamsburg. The Brooklyn Paper’s Ben “The Other Guy” Muessig was on the scene and reports that our homegrown candidate, Doug Biviano was quite animated to say the least:
Brooklyn Paper: The vociferous upstart and Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano attacked front-running candidates Jo Anne Simon, Evan Thies, and Steve Levin — who was not even at the debate, his fourth such absence during the campaign — for being “machine politicians” who were complicit in the controversial 2005 rezoning of Williamsburg and Greenpoint that has not resulted in long-promised parkland and affordable housing.
“They were there at the table with the city — they were cutting deals,” said Biviano, who went straight at his rivals in response to the first question. “They are part of the Democratic machine. They never stood up.