Everyone Thinks Anthony Como's New Job is a Payoff
Como only served briefly on the council, getting the seat in a special election last June and losing in November to Liz Crowley. During his brief tenure he mainly distinguished himself by accumulating housing violations with his ugly Middle Village home and, oh yeah, voting to overthrow term limits so the mayor could run in this year's election.
Como saw it coming, too: the Queens Chronicle, in reporting Tom Ognibene's run against Crowley (and his endorsement by Mike Bloomberg), notes Ognibene's way was smoothed by Como's decision not to run, as "party sources said he is being considered for an appointed position within city government."
That this proposed housing official has had trouble with own house isn't lost on his detractors, either. "Maybe he'll be able to pay off his fines and legalize his McMansion now," says Queens Crap.