Early this morning councilmember and state senator-elect Hiram Monserrate -- familiar to regular readers as a former Willets Point development obstructionist
and member of the state senate "Gang of Four" (who caved
when he got a key appointment) -- showed up at Long Island Jewish Medical Center with a woman who required stitches
for what appeared to be a broken bottle attack. Now Liz Benjamin reports that the woman is Monserrate's girlfriend and that Monserrate has been arrested
and charged with assault. The alleged attack took place at 37-20 83rd Street in Jackson Heights, which is Monserrate's address
. Monserrate is a former New York police officer.