Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn alerts us that Craig Hammerman has declared for the city council seat presumably to vacated by Bill de Blasio, who is running for Public Advocate. Hammerman has for 15 years been the District Manager of Community Board 6, and is a member of the New York Hall of Fame. Nonetheless politically he has kept a low profile; he has been mildly critical of the Atlantic Yards project, but the most recent reference to that we could find was in early 2007, and in Brownstoner’s October list of Brooklyn’ Most Influnential People he was mentioned only for clamping down on local bars. Maybe that’s what it takes to get elected these days, but we’d still like to hear more about the guy, who represents a rich district including Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, and Red Hook.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 19, 2009