City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gave Astorial Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr., a $600,000 Koch-$lap he'll never forget.
After Astoria City Council Democrat Peter Vallone, Jr., criticised City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's decision to rename the Queensboro Bridge after Former Mayor Ed Koch, Speaker Quinn took an ax to the amount of slush funds she gave to Councilman Vallone.
"Vallone saw a 42 percent drop in district earmarks -- from more than $1.4 million last year to $838,321 in the budget that took effect last week. By comparison, the overall discretionary budget dipped by only 2.3 percent --from $395 million to $386 million," reported The New York Post.
Former mayor Koch now works as a paid spokesman for the Rudin luxury condo conversion of St. Vincent's Hospital. He is the vanity figurehead of an astroturfing group that is publishing propaganda to confuse West Village residents, who are protesting Bill Rudin's planned luxury condo conversion of St. Vincent's Hospital.
City Hall insiders claim that Speaker Quinn has control issues, and she will lash out in a vindictive streak by cutting her slush fund allocations to councilmembers, who do not follow the instructions issued by Boss Quinn.