Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Voice of Voters re: "Married" to Bill DeBlasio....................A Joint Memoir from Some Ex-Constituents

CG CORD Newsletter 10/17/2013

The Voice of Voters

Hello from CORD!

We heard from many readers---regarding our recent piece, "Married" to Bill DeBlasio....................A Joint Memoir from Some Ex-Constituents
co-published with PMFA yesterday.

Not everyone wanted their comments published, but here is one from: Joe from Carroll Gardens.  Please read on:

"Can recall many years ago, getting a sepia-toned mailing of an old Italian immigrant and how a Bill DeBlasio reflected on that heritage etc etc

I thought his name sounded so much like Dibrienza that many of the older folks might just get confused in the voting booths?

Years later, I recall a local paper (believe the reporter was Eric Enquist now with CriansNY) saying his DeBlasio name was actually Warren Wilhelm am that a German ancestry at that time, decades ago would have made it a far harder climb into the political ranks.

He hadn't officially changed his name until a year before running for public Advocate -- which meant that each election he ran in an AKA which is against NY State law. You have to sign your real name - and attest to any AKAs, which would mean he was fraudulently identifying himself? This law prevents anyone from running as Martin Luther King Jr. Etc - but didn't slow down a Bill DeBlasio (whose wife also worked at the Board of Elections).

Today, we can google and discover that despite DeBlasio's new narrative of why/how/when he changed his name -- his own mother was using the Wilhelm name in 1988 when she published her book (covered by the NY Times). So if She was using it - and his brothers still are - what's the weight of his new story?"

"Joe from
Carroll Gardens"
We encourage all of our District 39 neighbors to send your comments and/or your Bill DeBlasio experiences to
If you would like your comments published, please give us express permission in your email to do so.

For more information:

10/16/2013  "Married" to Bill DeBlasio....................A Joint Memoir from Some Ex-Constituents 

10/16/2013  "Married" to Bill DeBlasio....................A Joint Memoir from Some Ex-Constituents

9/29/2013  Gowanus Canal to Mayoral Hopefuls DeBlasio and Lhota: "STAND BY ME!!"
(Note:  As of today's writing, we have had no response from the mayoral candidates)

9/7/2013  Questions for Christine Quinn AND all the NYC Mayoral Candidates


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........