Thursday, March 5, 2009
Smith an absentee senator in the Rockaways
When it comes to gerrymandering, a map of Malcolm Smith's district shows yet again why Rockaway is the forgotten section of Queens. Completely separate from the rest of his district, the peninsula doesn't even have a district office.
In contrast, other legislative districts that are split between Rockaway and mainland Queens, all have offices on the peninsula. This includes Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Rep. Anthony Weiner, and former councilman Joe Addabbo. As the Senate Majority Leader, Smith certainly has the budget to open up a Rockaway district office.