New York's Former Face-Slashing Senator Now Slices Pizzas

Hiram Monserrate is discovered working the counter at a Queens pizza joint

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It's not quite as glamorous as Eliot Spitzer's star turn but another disgraced New York politician has eased his way into the private sector workforce. Hiram Monserrate, a former state senator accused of slashing his girlfriend with a broken glass (she ultimately testified that it was an accident and he was convicted of misdemeanor assault), is happily working the counter at a Queens-area pizza joint. "I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve again. I am currently consulting and assisting in the management of Papaya Pizza," he told The New York Post in an exclusive. "For dessert I recommend the coconut flan." Monserrate's pizza-pushing publicity probably bodes poorly for the joint's business. "It smells worth boycotting!" writes Joe Coscarelli at The Village Voice. "Hooray, let's all not go and not order pizza!" writes The Awl's Choire Sicha.

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