Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dizzy Lizzy Gets Lost in City Hall Bathroom

Elizabeth Crowley needed immediate assistance navigating the halls of City Hall because she became disoriented while looking for meetings. Apparently, she thought that committee meetings were held in the women's bathroom until the Speaker's staff came to the rescue. Sources are reporting that the she will be provided with a printout from MapQuest for driving directions and a City Hall schematic so she can find meetings.

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Liz Crowley, who defeated Republican City Councilman Anthony Como of Queens earlier this month, got a tour of the Council side of City Hall today from one of the speaker's top aides, Ramon Martinez. Crowley ousted Como after he had been in office only months, having been voted in by a special election last June to replace former Council member Dennis Gallagher, who was convicted of sexual assault.

The new Democratic Councilwoman could also be facing a short term--she's up for re-election next year. Martinez walked Crowley into the Council Chambers, where a committee meeting was being held, and then next door, where yet another committee meeting was taking place.

Afterward, I spotted Martinez holding Crowley's coat and running to put it in a closet downstairs while she mingled with a few people in the chambers. Crowley won't get to start working as a member until January, when Como's current term finishes.

AZI PAYBARAH can be reached via email at azi.paybarah@politickerny.com.

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