Archive for April 7th, 2005

7th April

First Published in The New York Sun, April 7, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Gifford Miller, the City Council speaker, came to the Bronx Sunday morning bringing a gift to voters in Riverdale, a community with a tendency toward huge turnouts in Democratic primaries. Mr. Miller is one of four Democrats running for mayor, and Riverdale is an area that either he or Rep. Anthony Weiner is likely to win in September’s primary election.

Mr. Miller has found $200,000 in his budget to pay for improvements to the ball fields of Seton Park, at the heart of the community. That’s the reason he was standing in a muddy field on a rainy Sunday. In tow was the area’s council member, G. Oliver Koppell, who has become fast friends with the speaker. (more…)