U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-Buffalo, inset) may not be from around here, but she knows better than to park on the street without paying a Muni-meter. Andrew Cuomo’s choice for new lieutenant governor was in Queens on Friday, touring local businesses. As she left the first stop, with an entourage of local electeds (including Councilman Rory Lancman and Assemblymembers Nily Rozic and Mike Simanowicz), a meter maid asked the group if a car he was about to ticket belonged to anyone in the group. Hochul’s answer as she wandered away? “I’m not that stupid.”
Photos by Steven J. Ferrari.