From the Daily News:
When it comes to spending taxpayer money on office furniture, nobody touches Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.
Last fiscal year, she dropped $103,000, far more than any of her peers. Most of that - $82,500 - paid for 200 office chairs at about $400 a chair.
Four high back "guest chairs" cost $2,936, refurbishing Marshall's desk and cabinet cost another $5,000, and custom drapes installed on 12 oversized windows cost another $4,985. Other decorative charges include $4,994 for picture frames and $2,208 for a backdrop banner.
And here's more on wasteful spending by BPs and an editorial against them.