11/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Espada Holds Court in Lofty New Office

Pedro Espada Jr.'s new district office, eight months in the making, sits seven floors above the street in a swank office building on Fordham Road. It's beautiful. New carpeting, new paint job. Giant photos of the controversial Bronx State Senator adorn the back wall. One shows Espada wearing a suit and red boxing gloves.

It's a fitting image because the pugnacious Espada - his ringtone is "Eye of the Tiger," a song made famous in the "Rocky" films - literally fought his way into this office

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