From the NY Post:
He may be the king of Queens, but the borough's Democratic Party boss has his castle in Virginia.
Rep. Joe Crowley, who has the power to remake the political landscape in the borough -- as when he handpicked a candidate yesterday to replace Anthony Weiner -- actually lives 250 miles away with his family in Virginia, The Post has learned.
The Crowleys live in an expansive home in the leafy Washington suburb of Arlington, Va., where his three kids attend the community's nationally renowned public schools -- shunning New York City's educational system, property records show.
Crowley was spied yesterday in his driveway, keying into his Ford Fiesta, which bears a Virginia license plate and a bumper sticker that proclaims one of his kids is an honor student at a nearby middle school.
But Crowley keeps a toehold in the borough, maintaining ownership of a longtime family home on 65th Street in Woodside -- though neighbors on the block don't know who he is. That's not surprising, since he bought his house in Virginia for $690,000 in 2004, six years after he went to Congress.
His decision to raise his family in the DC suburbs rather than Queens raises eyebrows because of his role as the county's powerful Democratic Party chairman, which requires him to oversee politics throughout the borough, and not just tend to his congressional duties.
Crowley's response, courtesy of the NY Observer: