Pedro Espada Thinks Albany Coup Worked Out Swimmingly

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The State Senate doesn't appear any closer to resolving the impasse that has paralyzed Albany for the past three weeks, but Senator Pedro Espada, whose defection on June 8 made it all possible, is apparently quite pleased. The power seizure that worked for about a day before throwing the chamber into chaos was "impeccable" and "absolutely mastermind," he claims, while also pointing out that "no one has died." Glass-half-full type of guy, that Espada. [City Hall]