This is not a good year to be part of the political establishment. Officials at all levels of government have found themselves suddenly under scrutiny as the possibility of losing their jobs rears its head.
In Brooklyn, some members of the community board that represents Coney Island and Brighton Beach are finding it difficult not to take this personally.
“Nobody puts baby in a corner,” said Pat Singer, 78. “I don’t want to be thrown off unless I’m too sick to do it.”