Blanco Wins City Hall

21 11 2008

THE election was over, but a campaign sign for Dr. Alex Blanco still lingered on the second floor above a corner barber shop a few doors down from his old apartment — a plywood square, painted white, with his name stenciled in blue like a school project, a humble remnant from a landmark vote.

“We made 20 of them in my backyard,” Dr. Blanco, 36, said, stopping his car in front of the two-family house on Myrtle Avenue where he lived until he graduated from college. “Ten sheets of plywood from Home Depot, cut in half.” NYTIMES