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Hiram Monserrate

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The NY Post Is Dead Wrong About Hiram Monserrate's Pizza Place

    ​The coconut flan was every bit as good as Monserrate said it was. Everyone knows Hiram Monserrate, the politician -- the disgraced legislator from Queens convicted of brutalizing his girlfriend, and now under investigation for financial improprieties during his preceding City Council stint. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Hiram Monserrate, Girlfriend-Slashing State Senator, Now Works at a Pizza Place

    ​The New York Post reports exclusively this Monday morning that the disgraced former state senator Hiram Monserrate, who was accused of beating, dragging and slashing his girlfriend with broken glass, has resurfaced at Papaya Pizza, where he often works the counter. The Post is sure to note th ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 27, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Cheating Ways

    An ex-rebel's publicly funded self-empowerment program

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate in Trouble Again: This Time, It's the Feds

    ​Hiram Monserrate, the already scandal-scarred former Queens pol who spent much of last year as a defendant in the assault case against his girlfriend, is headed back to court today to face corruption charges. The Daily News and NBC NY are reporting that the ex-state senator, ex-city councilm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Marriage Equality Wins Upstate, Loses in the City

    Fight Back New York claimed victory shortly after the polls closed last night for taking down anti-gay marriage Senator Bill Stachowski of Buffalo. Supporting challenger Tim Kennedy, FBNY was celebrating their second successful hit of a senator who'd voted against marriage equality, following Hiram ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2010

    823 People Support Ex-NY State Senator, Face-Slasher Hiram Monserrate

    Hiram, fighter​The former New York pol, expelled in February from the state senate for his misdemeanor assault conviction, is clinging to a career in state politics, having collected the 823 signatures necessary to make the ballot in Queens' 39th Assembly District. Just after his trial -- in w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate ISO Good Christian Woman

    ​According to the New York Post, former New York Senator Hiram Monserrate is on the prowl for a new lady friend. At a private party on May 6, he did some serious flirting -- offering to help "fatten up" a skinny gal, promising cinematic thrills (ooh, Iron Man 2!), and handing out doctored Sena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    New York Post Nails Hiram Monserrate Joke after He Dumps Girlfriend

    ​You'd think that sometime between when former state senator Hiram Monserrate cut his girlfriend Karla Giraldo in the face, and when he got expelled as a state senator, that he'd find the time to appreciate the fact that this woman had not broken up with him. Clearly, that wasn't the case. Acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Former State Senator Hiram "Faceslasher" Monserrate's Ex-Chief of Staff Arrested for 'You Don't Know Who I Am'-ing a Cop, Trying to Punk Police

    Via Getty.Former Hiram Monserrate chief of staff, Wayne Mahlke. ​Remember Hiram Monserrate? He's the state senator who got expelled from the State Senate after being convicted of getting faceslashy with girlfriend Karla Giraldo, or as the law deemed it: "misdemeanor domestic assault." Looks li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Jose Peralta Defeats Hiram Monserrate -- Chaos Ensues

    Loser​"This is the final nail in Hiram Monserrate's coffin, and now we have buried him!" declared City Council member Daniel Dromm in East Elmhurst last night, before newly elected State Senator Jose Peralta addressed his supporters and most of the leaders of the city's Democratic establishmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Girlfriend Does Campaign Ad for Her Abuser

    Here's Karla Giraldo -- the woman Hiram Monserrate cut up and dragged around, leading to his ejection from the state senate -- appearing in a video testimonial for Monserrate's special election campaign. The brief clip is in Spanish, so we will translate: "Hiram Monserrate is holding a gun to my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Support on the Down-Low

    ​We spent the final weekend before Tuesday's Special Election in the 19th Senate District in Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens. One morning, we woke up to find a Jose Peralta supporter had managed to slip inside of the co-op building to leave pamphlets under every door. The next day, even Rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate, the AP, and Burying the Lede

    ​I don't know about you, but when the rest of the country discovers one of our colorful local politicians it makes me want to take them off my iPod. Still, they just don't know Hiram Monserrate like we do. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Expelled from the state Senate, shunned by his party and denounced as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Heckled at Debate; Jose Peralta Has Big Lead

    There was a debate last night in preparation for Tuesday's special election to fill Hiram Monserrate's state senate seat, from which the convicted abuser was ejected last month. Democrat Jose Peralta and Republican Robert Beltrani were there, but Monserrate, running hard to replace himself, was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Attacked with Hiram Monserrate; Cynthia Nixon Trades Carrot for Stick

    Jose Peralta's campaign ad for the special Queens election to replace Hiram Monserrate (who's also running) is out, and if Monserrate is counting on anti-gay support to bring him to victory, it seems Peralta is counting on anti-Monserrate support to win it for him: The ad starts with footage of Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate and NYCLU Get Day in Court; Ruling on Reinstatement Expected Today

    Despite appearances, ex-state-senator (pro tem?) Hiram Monserrate has not been abandoned by everyone. The New York Civil Liberties Union is standing with him in court, supporting his legal action to regain his senate seat, from which the senate expelled him on February 9th, on due process grounds ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Loses Suit, Will Remain Ex-Senator, May Try Again in State Court

    The judge didn't go for the suit brought in U.S. District Court by ex-state senator Hiram Monserrate and the New York Civil Liberties Union, and today declined to grant the injunction that would reinstate him to his lost seat. In his decision, Judge William H. Pauley III drops some laugh lines. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Jose Peralta Pushed Toward Empty Seat of Hiram Monserrate, Who Sues for It

    ​Not content to plot revenge from an underwater lair, ejected state senator Hiram Monserrate has filed a federal suit to get his seat back. As he declared in his speech just before the removal vote, he contends he was denied due process, and his constituents denied proper representation. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    David Weprin Wins Special Election; Others Held; Hiram Monserrate's Seat Up March 16

    ​In that special assembly election in Queens we almost missed, former city councilmember David Weprin took the seat held by his brother and his daddy before him, 62 percent of the vote versus Bob Friedrich's 38 percent. Weprin's faces an election-election in November. And look, there were ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    The Hiram Monserrate Vote Wins on Hypocritic Oaths

    A hypocrite with plenty of company​We often rejoice that Hypocrisy was not on the original list of seven deadly sins. If it were, we'd all be burning up somewhere. But the continuing saga of Hiram Monserrate -- expelled yesterday by the state senate -- deserves a special place in the Great Hyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Returns to Bring Us All Hope

    ​"They haven't seen the last of Hiram Monserrate" says the defenestrated senator like an old movie villain. Monserrate, who was kicked out last night for his misdemeanor assault on his girlfriend, plans to legally challenge the senate vote that drove him out -- just as soon as the snow clears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate, David Paterson Still Hanging In There

    ​They were supposed to start voting on Hiram Monserrate's expulsion from or censure by the state senate earlier today, with the senate session moving from 3 p.m. to noon, but the chamber is currently occupied with other business, like a resolution asking the terror trials to be moved from New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate to Be Expelled from the State Senate, Say Reports

    ​He was found guilty of attacking his girlfriend in December of 2008, and held to account by a state senate panel. Now the full senate is preparing to expel Hiram Monserrate from the chamber. Democratic members of the state senate are said by several sources to have two options in mind for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Expelled, 53-8

    ​The State Senate just voted 53-8 to expel Hiram Monserrate immediately. Eric Adams, Ruben Diaz Sr., Martin Malave Dilan, Carl Kruger, Pedro Espada Jr., Kevin Parker, John Sampson, and Monserrate himself were the only no votes; Thomas Morahan was excused. Monserrate gave the final vote and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Barrett: Eric Schneiderman Riding Hiram Monserrate's Misdemeanor to the Ballot

    Much ado about Hiram's misdemeanor​They don't teach this in journalism school. But yesterday, I discovered the perfect lede (yes, that's how journalists spell the leading paragraphs of our work). It was in a press release emanating from that font of wisdom, the New York State Senate. Beleagure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Should Face Expulsion Vote: State Senate Committee

    The state senate committee report on Hiram Monserrate is slightly rougher than previously advertised. As promised, it recommends "expulsion, or in the alternative, censure with revocation of privileges," but also states that Monserrate showed in his conduct during and after the attack on girlfriend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Should Be Expelled or Censured: State Senate Panel

    AP reports that the state senate panel which closed its investigation of senator Hiram Monserrate last month has rendered its verdict: Monserrate, who was convicted of misdemeanor assault of his girlfriend, should be either expelled from the Senate or censured by it. The report is confirmed by offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Monserrate Report Details Leaked; Not Good, But No Sign of Sanctions Yet

    That state senate committee that has been investigating convicted girlfriend-slasher and colleague Hiram Monserrate has drafted a report. It's confidential, but the Times gets some leakage. The report-on-report suggests that the senators fault Monserrate for ass-covering behavior in the wake of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Video: Protesters Storm Hiram Monserrate Holiday Party, Yell About Broken Bottle, Gay Marriage

    And what would the holidays be without Hiram Monserrate? The state senator had a Christmas party, and marriage equality activists busted in on it with cries of "Hiram Monserrate believes marriage should be between one man, one woman, and a broken bottle!" alluding to his assault conviction and ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Crime Beat: Anti-Gay Drag King Hiram Monserrate Gets Probation for Assaulting Girlfriend

    It was like pulling hair to try to get state senator Hiram Monserrate to support gay marriage, and he seemed to be on the verge, but in the end the Democrat backed out, helping to kill the measure. The dude's oblivious to hair-pulling but he doesn't mind when he's doing the pulling. This pillar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Queens Dems to Endorse Challenger for Monserrate's Seat

    ​Local Democrats desire to distance themselves and the electorate from state senator Hiram Monserrate, recently convicted of a lesser charge in an attack on his girlfriend, and tonight the Queens Democratic Party, the Post confirms, will announce that it is backing a challenger for his seat fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Ewww: Monserrate, Girlfriend Wish to Be "Intimate"

    After that water-glass unpleasantness from which state senator Hiram Monserrate was mostly extricated by conviction on a lesser charge, an order of protection was placed on behalf of his girlfriend/victim Karla Giraldo against Monserrate. She now asks that it be lifted, so that she may resume her "i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Special Senate Committee will Consider Monserrate's Fate; GOP, Diaz Complain

    The state senate leadership finally announced it would establish a special committee to consider colleague Hiram Monserrate's membership. The committee will be chaired by Democratic on Manhattan underboss John Sampson senator Eric Schneiderman and include five Democratic senators -- including locals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    More Anti-Monserrate Rumors and Noises, Which Will Result in Nothing Much

    Not enough time has passed since state senator Hiram Monserrate was cleared of most serious charges in the alleged slashing of his girlfriend, so local politicians are obliged to keep on acting as if they might do something about the presence of the batterer in the chamber. NY1 says the state sena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2009

    Next day stories

    The Albany Times-Union wants Hiram Monserrate pushed out to preserve "[n]othing less than whatever dignity is left" to the State Senate. The editorial calls Monserrate's continued presence "an assault on the sensibilities of the people of New York in the first degree" which would show the Senate as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2009

    Ruben Diaz: Monserrate "guilty of trying to do good"

    ​Hiram Monserrate, who says he's going to "forever live with" his misdemeanor assault on his now-fiancee, thinks that's plenty enough punishment. A spokesman said yesterday that the State Senate should hold off on considering expulsion until the appeals process is exhausted to see if Monserra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Liz Krueger, NOW Demand Monserrate's Ouster

    We said yesterday Hiram Monserrate, having been convicted only of one misdemeanor rather than the felonies he had also been facing, was safe in his state senate seat, of which a felony conviction would have deprived him. Now it looks as if at least one senator may seek to deprive him anyway. Senator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Lawyer: Monserrate, Victim to Get Married

    ​It has an air of poetic justice, or maybe Stockholm Syndrome: State senator Hiram Monserrate plans to marry Katy Giraldo, the woman whose face he was accused of carving with a broken glass in a trial that recently went his way, his lawyer says. "Apparently, that's their intentions," mouthpiec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Monserrate Guilty of 1 Misdemeanor in Slash Trial, Won't Lose Senate Seat

    While we were all chasing balloons, Hiram Monserrate more or less got off: in his girlfriend-slashing trial Monserrate was found guilty only of one misdemeanor assault charge. He was looking at felonies, which would have made him subject to removal from the state senate, so this is a big win for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Hiram "Slash' 'Em Up" Monserrate Waives Right to Jury Trail

    Hiram Monserrate, the state senator accused of mashing a broken glass into his girlfriend's face, has waived his right to a jury trial. Some find this odd because the judge, Justice William M. Erlbaum of State Supreme Court in Queens, has not been favorable to Monserrate's pre-trial motions heretof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Video of Monserrate Menacing Girlfriend Admitted As Evidence

    ​In case you were wondering how things were going on the prosecution of state senator Hiram Monserrate -- busted last year and indicted in March for attacking his girlfriend with a broken glass -- the answer is: not good. Not only is his trial scheduled for September 14 -- the surveillance vid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Coup in Review: Another Bogus Special Session; Parker Calls Paterson Fan of Coke, "Banging"

    We get sick of telling you and you get sick of hearing it, but the state senate didn't accomplish anything today. Each party came in, stunk the place up, and left. The Democrats win because they took an extra minute to pander, reading a proclamation on the anniversary of the death of Chabad-Lubovitc ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 17, 2009

    The Taking of the State Senate 1 2 3

    For Espada and Monserrate, the future is all used up

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Monserrate Flips, Dems Allegedly Have 31-31 Split in Senate

    Yeah, by now we're not sure what it means anymore either, but Hiram Monserrate tells the Daily News "I'm coming home" to the Democratic Party. Both he and Albany coup leader Pedro Espada Jr. have been saying they're still loyal Dems since this whole thing started last Monday, but Monserrate means h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Coup in Review: Judge to Rule Monday, Dems Haggle with Monserrate, Espada Burglarized

    We have to wait till Monday to see what John Law has to say about the Albany coup: in state supreme court this morning, Judge Thomas McNamara said the legal dispute between insurgent Republicans, who say they took power legally, and displaced Democrats, who contend otherwise and wish to block them, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    On Third Avenue. Albany went coup-coup! Pedro Espada Jr. seized the state senate with the help of Hiram Monserrate and billionaire Tom Golisano. After some skirmishes, which saw Tom Duane appearing to lean GOP to save gay marriage, the Dems locked the chamber, but Espada got the key and the GOP w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Coup in Review: Session Starts, Then Monserrate Walks Out

    Well that's weird; the new Republican majority in Albany got a session going, and then apostate Dem Hiram Monserrate walked out. Meanwhile Malcolm Smith did make it to court, and was rebuffed in his attempt to stop today's session with a restraining order. But the judge did grant a hearing for la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Albany Coup Update: Duane "Flirting" With GOP for Gay Marriage?

    They're still swinging in Albany, where the New Model Republican Majority is locked out of the state senate chamber. Democratic cavaliers are leaning on Hiram Monserrate, with operatives availing a robocall that claims Monserrate has "abandoned Barack Obama and everything we believe in" with his apo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Lawyer Says Monserrate Grand Jury Included Cop, Wants Charges Dropped

    Hiram Monserrate, the state senator who allegedly celebrated his election by smacking his girlfriend with a glass, for which he is under indictment, has a new legal strategy: his lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, says a member of the grand jury that indicted Monserrate was a cop at the precinct that investig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Monserrate Loses Chairmanship, Says Attack was "Accident"

    State Senator Hiram Monserrate, who was indicted yesterday for attacking his girlfriend with glass (either a "slashing" or a "beating," depending on how you read it), will be allowed to keep his seat -- until he is thrown in prison, at least -- but has been been removed from the chairmanship of the ... More >>

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