John Catsimatidis Holds Court in Brooklyn
“Now, there’s another press conference coming, guess what we did in Brooklyn that nobody knows about?” Mr. Castimatidis asked as his team strained to keep their plans under wraps.
Mr. Catsimatidis also criticized the MTA’s planned fare and toll hikes in March but, like Ms. Malliotakis, did not lay the blame on his Republican rival in the mayor’s race, Joe Lhota. The MTA chairman when the tolls hikes were approved, Mr. Lhota faces potential backlash from voters on Staten Island who will have to pay even more to cross the Verrazano Bridge.
And Mr. Catsimatidis, seemingly unaware that former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is kicking off his mayoral campaign tomorrow night and looking to run against him in a Republican primary, said Mr. Carrion should instead run for something like public advocate or comptroller.
“I think the Republican Party that I’m running in has to be diverse. We need a Hispanic, we need a black and I’d love to see Adolfo Carrion run on one of those lines or A.R. Bernard who is a very, very decent guy. I’ve met him and really love the guy,” he said.
“Stay tuned to next week. We saved jobs in Brooklyn nobody knows about.”