Political newcomer Zellnor Myrie, who stunned some Brooklyn Democrats with an impressive primary-election win over sitting state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, stunned and impressed host Vince DiMiceli and guest co-host Gersh Kuntzman on the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio.
Joining your hosts by phone, the soon-to-be state Senator who’ll represent Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, and Sunset Park in the 20th District — the fighten’ 20th! — didn’t back down from any of the tough question thrown his way on a cornucopia of topics including bike lanes, buses, subways, cars, roads, rail roads, pedestrians, the psychology of drivers and of course, weed.
Now, we know what your thinking: “It sounds like you guys just talked about transit issues and weed.”
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Still, once in a while, DiMiceli was able to get a word in edgewise and on-topic, asking the man who took down one of the members of the state Senate’s old Independent Democratic Conference if he would ever consider closing a street to all traffic except buses if it meant improving mass transit.
But as the son of Costa Rican immigrants got the first n-sound of his-sure-to-come “No” answer out, your hosts followed up.
“Why not?” they said in unison.
To find out the answer — and learn Myrie’s stand on legalizing weed — you’ll have to listen now, right here on Brook
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