Online bidding up to $2,500 for Staten Island ‘forkgate’ implement

By Tom Wrobleski Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you want to buy Mayor Bill de Blasio’s infamous “forkgate” implement, it’s going to cost you north of $2,500. That’s the current top bid with just days to go until the auction for the fork is over.

You know the story: De Blasio caused a stir when he ate pizza with a fork during a visit to Goodfella’s pizzeria in Dongan Hills in January.

The fork was preserved in an NYPD evidence bag by Goodfella’s owners and given to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

The group is auctioning off the implement in order to raise funds to build hi-tech “smart homes” for military members who were catastrophically injured while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Six anonymous bidders have placed bids so far. Bidding ends at 12:01 a.m. on Friday.

“While the bids are up to $2,500, we believe there are many more folks who’d love to get their hands on a piece of history that made headlines around the world,” said Tunnel to Towers chairman Frank Siller.

For those who want to get in on the action, the next minimum bid is $2,600. Go to tunnel2towers.org to make a bid.

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