On Feb. 19, while most candidates in the special election for Council District 31 held Election Night gatherings at their respective offices, with what could be considered low-key affairs, Donovan Richards went a different way.
Richards, who at press time led the close contest by just 26 votes, held his party at Clippers II, a bar on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton.
The profile photo on the bar’s Facebook page (pictured at left) featured an advertisement for “Freaky Flirty Thursday,” a weekly event at the establishment.
Perhaps it’s for the best that elections are held on Tuesdays and not Thursdays. Otherwise, Southeast Queens may have had an entirely different issue to talk about after the election.