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Write-Offs: 10.15.13

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$$$The weekend before the government shutdown, Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm took time out to sneak into the bathroom of an upscale Brooklyn wine bar with a comely gal pal — for a suspected 17-minute sex romp, sources told The Post on Tuesday. “It just so happened a couple people [at the bar] knew exactly who he was and kept an eye on him,’’ said one source, a Brooklyn Republican political operative who received a phone call from one disgusted eyewitness. “They were shocked. “Dude, I think he was in there having sex,’’ the source said, quoting the witness at The Owl’s Head on 74th Street in Bay Ridge, part of Grimm’s district, which straddles southern Brooklyn. “I think it was pretty obvious what as going on in there,’’ the source said. “They said Grimm was in there with a girl for 17 minutes. I guess they were timing him. “They were absolutely appalled,’’ the source added of the witnesses. “[The bar] is a place you go to for a quiet, romantic glass of wine, not a congressman having a tryst in a bathroom. [NYP]


Write-Offs: 05.23.12

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