Politics in Chinatown is often hotly contested. But on Friday at a senior center across from Columbus Park, only the giant woks were too hot to handle.
State Sen. Daniel Squadron and City Council member Margaret Chin faced on in a cooking competition. The “top chefs” for the day came to the Chinese-American Planning Council’s community center at 70 Mulberry St. to help celebrate the restoration of gas service after an eight month outage.
The elected officials made chicken with celery and then seniors and staff members got to compare the results. It was a draw, although Chin volunteered that Squadron had gone a little heavy on the salt.