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It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Milton Street, the state senator-turned-federal inmate-turned-mayoral candidate-turned-Uber driver.

We started to wonder what kind of shenanigans he’s been up to lately. After all, this is the same guy who once warned that the city couldn’t simply “stretch a net across the sky, catch meteorites and sell sky rocks” in order to solve its fiscal woes. He’s always got something going on.

Lo and behold, a post from Street’s Facebook page started to make the rounds on social media earlier this week. “This is Senator T Milton Street,” it read. “If someone can help me get (YUNG BERK) off my Facebook page I would appreciate it. I reported it to Facebook got no help.”

The name on Street’s account, meanwhile, had been switched to “Berk Yung,” and his profile picture was changed in January to a photo of a skinny young guy in a white T-shirt with low-slung jeans. Clearly, something was amiss. Had Street been hacked? Was Berk Yung related at all to Burt Young, the actor who played Adrian’s boozy, baseball bat-clutching brother Paulie in Rocky?

The old phone number we had for Street was answered by a woman who explained that she was not Milton Street. We tried contacting his son, Milton Street Jr., but didn’t get a response. Needless to say, Berk Young did not respond to our Facebook messages, either.

So we’re turning to you, devoted Clout reader, to help us solve these mysteries. Who is Berk Young? Where on Earth is Milton Street? Has he finally returned to his home planet?

Send any and all tips to The first lucky emailer will receive a limited edition Clout refrigerator magnet, with a design drawn by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.

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