The technology-aided, self-inflicted ordeal of Representative Anthony D. Weiner that began 20 days ago when he unwittingly cc’d the world a lewd photo is coming to an end in a most old-fashioned way: He is to announce his resignation at 2 p.m. at the same senior center in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, where he had announced his candidacy for City Council in 1991 at age 26.
Mr. Weiner, now 46 and a seven-term Congressman representing a snaking swath of Queens and southeastern Brooklyn, was a rising star in the Democratic Party and a potential candidate for mayor. He was known for his sharp tongue, unabashed liberalism and aggressive use of the very social media that proved his undoing when the lewd photo he shared via Twitter was followed by a cascade of revelations that he had carried on explicit online exchanges with many young women.
Around 1:30 p.m., Mr. Weiner was spotted leaving his home in Queens for the event — without his wife, Huma Abedin.
City Room will be streaming Mr. Weiner’s news conference, as well as offering a live blog and color from the scene, so stay tuned.