Alfred Chiodo’s death came two days after her public advocate election victory

Top advisor to Public Advocate-elect Letitia James discovered hanging in his Brooklyn apartment

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A key advisor to Letitia James, the city’s new public advocate, was found hanging in his Crown Heights apartment two days after her election win, authorities said.

Cops discovered Alfred Chiodo’s lifeless body at noon on Thursday after colleagues in James’ Fort Greene city council office became alarmed that the affable urban affairs director had missed several days of work.

His death is under investigation.

James, who skipped a victory party at the Somos El Futuro conference in Puerto Rico, described the loss as “heartbreak­ing” and said Chiodo, 57, was a visionary devoted to the community.

“Alfred was a kind man and generous spirit, and he will be deeply missed,” James said in a statement. “He looked at our city with rose-colored glasses, and saw what it could be.”

The tragedy stunned acquaintances.

“I’ve never seen him unhappy,” James’ niece Monique Robinson told the New York Post. “I couldn’t see him killing himself, not in a million years.”

Chiodo stood shoulder to shoulder with the councilwoman on hot-button issues, such as her objection to the Barclays Center arena and her bid to revamp the Flushing Avenue bikeway.

Community Board 2 officials who worked closely with Chiodo mourned his death.

“Alfred cared deeply about the district and was delightful in person,” said district manager Robert Perris.

Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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Peter Engel from Fort Greene says:
Awful and tragic. My condolences to his friends, colleagues and family.
Nov. 9, 2013, 4:10 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hate to have to be the one to say this, but I do suspect there is more to this story than meets the eye. I will let you know more when I get more facts. I can only do so much at this time, so I'd like to apologize at this time. John Wasserman.
Nov. 10, 2013, 4:51 pm
Rude E. Cru from Brooklyn says:
Remember this?

It’s a Tish-grace! Councilwoman James sues over scratch
Nov. 11, 2013, 9:58 am
Ben from Greenpoint says:
that's not a good start!!!!
Nov. 11, 2013, 10:14 am
Johnny Hammersticks from Brooklyn says:
If I worked for that race baiting woman if hang myself too.

At least John Wasserman is on the case.
Nov. 12, 2013, 12:50 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon this important interruption:
I can CONFIRM the following:
Nov. 12, 2013, 2:58 pm
John Wasserman from Windsor Hieghts says:
Pardon me for saying this, but I can confirm that I can't confirm or deny anything. I know nothing of what I speak. I forgot to take my meds.
Nov. 14, 2013, 3:25 pm

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