City Council candidate takes heat over Cumbo’s legacy

Laurie Cumbo’s record in the 36th district was front and center during a Jan. 5 forum of the candidates hoping to replace her, with one candidate taking heat for her time working in Cumbo’s office.

Nonprofit executive Renee Collymore took aim at rival Crystal Hudson — a former Cumbo staffer and Deputy Public Advocate — pointing to Cumbo’s support of the Bedford Union Armory project, which has received criticism for its inclusion of luxury housing.

Hudson worked in Cumbo’s office as operations manager for 18 months while Cumbo was negotiating that deal, which Collymore said gives Hudson no right to criticize the project.

Crystal Hudson and Renee Collymore during the Jan. 5 virtual forum. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

Laurie Cumbo’s record in the 36th district was front and center during a Jan. 5 forum of the candidates hoping to […]

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