Manhattan, NY – Speaker Silver Bruised After Hitting A Pothole While Biking

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    Photo illustrationManhattan, NY – Half of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s face is bruised and purple, and there are stiches over his left eyebrow and a scab across his nose and the back of one of his hands. Silver sustained the injuries while riding a bicycle when he hit a pothole and fell, according to a spokesman for the lower Manhattan Democrat.

    “The speaker said to me he feels a lot better than he looks,” spokesman Michael Whyland said.

    Despite the injuries, the 35-year-veteran legislator is keeping up with his normal schedule. Whyland said Silver is in his New York City office today with a series of meetings scheduled, and that he’ll be in Washington tomorrow and in Albany and Utica later in the week.

    Silver’s appearance was reported to me Friday evening by a source who saw the speaker.

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    1. And when I got a flat tire after hitting a pothole no one spoke about it.
      I’m not comparing getting physically injured to a flat tire. But I’m happy that this subject is being brought up and hopefully our politicians will realize how dangerous this is and make sure there are enough funds allocated to repair them.

    2. I’m getting to the point where I’m a bit reluctant to ride my bike as much as I used to. I’m turning 60 and feel my balance just isn’t what it used to be and these kinds of accidents worry me even more. I love biking and used to ride almost every weekend but have become considerably more risk averse. Am I the only one??

      • An hopefully you will do tshuvah for making such a nasty comment about an ehrliche yid who has done so much for yiddeshe mosdos. For such a comment, it is you who needs to do tshuvah, lest you find yourself suffering a much greater accident.

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