From the Daily News:
30th CD Update - Como Up By 38 (Updated)
The paper ballots have been opened in the 30th CD special election, according to a source familiar with the proceedings, and Republican Anthony Como appears to have managed to hold on to his lead over Democrat Elizabeth Crowley.
The tally has gone up and down throughout the day - at one point, a mere 20 votes separated the two.
But the overall margin (machines plus paper ballots) at this point stands at 38 votes in Como's favor - unofficially speaking. The results have not yet been certified.
UPDATE: A city Board of Elections source sent the following paper ballot tally:
Como-85, Ognibene-78, Crowley-76, Ober-13, for the preliminary count;19 not considered (of 269). About 104 invalidated ballots will be considered. Como started w/ 29 lead
UPDATE 6/12/08: Crowley has reportedly conceded. So let's start thinking of a nickname for the new Councilman.
They're saying as Como goes, so goes Serf. Looks like you're in for another cliffhanger, old boy. Tee hee!