The day after her citywide debate with current Mayor Bill de Blasio Republican Mayoral Candidate Nicole Malliotakis came to the Bronx at 2800 Bruckner Blvd. This is the site of a large three story building where the building was recently sold, and the new owner was telling tenants that they had to vacate the building within thirty days. Congressman Joe Crowley had his Bronx office in 2800 Bruckner Blvd, and was one of the first tenants to move out of the building. Many others left, but several stayed since they had leases beyond the thirty day deadline set by the new owner.
It was unclear what use the new owner had for 2800 Bruckner Blvd., but there were mattresses and other furniture on site to suggest at least temporary housing was going to happen, with the worse fears of the neighborhood being a homeless shelter would pop up in 2800 Bruckner Blvd. A press conference was held by local elected officials to clam the neighbors a few weeks ago, but since then nothing has happened. There was suppose to be a walk through according to 13th City Council candidate John Cerini, but Cerini said the walk through was cancelled late by the new owner.
Candidate Cerini did the next best thing by having a press conference of his own in front of 2800 Bruckner Blvd, inviting his parties choice for mayor Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis to help try to get some answers about 2800 Bruckner Blvd.
Above - City Council candidate John Cerini gives some background about 2800 Bruckner Blvd. the building directly behind him and Republican Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis. Mr. Cerini said that there was to be a walk through to see what the new owner was doing, but he said that the walk through was cancelled by the new owner.
Below - Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis fresh off her debate last night continued to denounce the homeless policy of current Mayor Bill De Blasio. She also said that she is in favor of the 45 day community notification bill passed by the State Senate, but held up in the State Assembly. She answers my question as to why the State Assembly (heavily from New York City, and with a Bronx Speaker) is not voting on the State Senate bill by saying that it is the Speaker who allows or holds up legislation to be voted on. Mayoral candidate Malliotakis then spoke about other de Blasio problem areas including the current 'Agents of the City' who were de Blasio supporters or consultant/Lobbyist. In similar de Blasio fashion she stayed for photos, but unlike de Blasio she was happy to talk to reporters afterwards.