Andrew Yang is showing that he is a man of the people during his highly-publicized campaign to become the next mayor of New York City, which includes brunching at some of the best local spots in town while chopping it up with Acosta Park, a local music star, about the issues that are going to affect the local community.
Yang was seen last Sunday grabbing brunch at Sally’s Southern eatery in Staten Island, New York, which serves up a delightful medley of chicken & waffle combinations, homemade jams, biscuits, and just about any other Southern staple you’re looking to eat.
Acosta Park, an up-and-coming Latin artist with strong ties to the New York community, tells The Blast he was at brunch with his family and singing some lyrics from his latest single when Yang came up and complimented him on the vocals.
“To be honest and I’m not lying he heard me singing at brunch and he came up to me and said, ‘Hey, good song and nice watch,” Acosta explained.
Acosta, who is the owner of the legendary Penthouse Recording Studios in NYC, wears a vintage Audemars Piguet and said Yang was seriously impressed.
As we previously reported, Acosta Park recently recorded a remix of Chaka Khan’s iconic track, “Ain’t Nobody.”
Acosta Park says he spoke with Andrew Yang for quite a while, and did not miss a chance to ask the former presidential candidate a couple questions on his mayoral platform.
“How do you plan on implementing universal basic income on New Yorkers?” Acosta asked the candidate.
Maybe not wanting to get too deep into political talk during chicken & waffles, Acosta said Yang replied that, “We would need someone like you with a good voice to team up with,” before having a good laugh with the star.
Andrew Yang has mounted an aggressive campaign in NYC, and although some are skeptical of his political abilities, others are hopeful for the changes he has vowed to bring if elected. Just recently, Yang met with a group of essential home care workers and discussed making conditions better for those in the community.
“I am committed to ending the 24 hour workday, expanding protections for domestic workers, raising wages in the industry, and ensuring NYC expands human rights protections for domestic and care workers. They deserve fair and equitable working conditions,” Yang wrote on Instagram.