Post Tagged with: "2013 Elections"

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James (center) and City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo. (Photo via Ken Thompson's campaign Facebook page)

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Recently elected Brooklyn councilmen Carlos Menchaca (left), Antonio Reynoso (center) and Rafael Espinal with the editorial board at El Diario/La Prensa. (Photo by Marion Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Meeting with El Diario’s editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York’s City Council.

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James and Scott Stringer were elected with support from the Working Families Party. (Photo credits from left, Kevin Case, Creative Commons license; Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY; Ethikus, Creative Commons license)

Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

Elections 2013, Politics, Revson Covering NYC November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney’s office. The success didn’t come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.

A voter casts his sample ballot at Diversity Plaza on Election Day. (Photo from United Neighborhood Houses's Facebook page )

Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

Demographics, Elections 2013, Immigration November 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

At a mock election in Jackson Heights on Election Day, legal immigrants cast their votes with the hope that next Election Day, they’ll be doing it for real.

Raj Mukherji, recently elected for the New Jersey State Assembly, alongside Sen. Cory Booker and Oprah Winfrey (Photo via the News India Times.)

Indian-American Political Star Rises in NJ

Elections 2013, Government, Metro Area, South Asian November 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Raj Mukherji, 29, became the second Indian-American elected to the New Jersey State Assembly, joining six-term Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who was handily reelected, the News India Times reports. But the community wasn’t so lucky in other races.

The Talking Transition tent is located on the corner of Canal and 6th Avenue. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan / Voices of NY)

Lively Discussions Fuel Talks at Transition Tent

Elections 2013, Government, Housing, In the News, New York November 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

An open forum addressed solutions to the affordable housing conundrum, as part of larger Talking Transition initiative.

Chirlane McCray and Anni Kuan. (Photo from Anni Kuan via World Journal)

First Lady in Red and the Designer Responsible

Culture, East Asian, Elections 2013, Government November 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

World Journal profiles the Taiwanese-born designer of the red dress worn by New York City’s future First Lady Chirlane McCray at husband Bill de Blasio’s victory party.

Latino voters in New York  City (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Latinos Expect Representation in de Blasio Administration

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Bill de Blasio received the backing of just two Latino politicians, but community leaders hope that the mayor-elect, who ran as the “inclusive” candidate, will award Latinos key appointments, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Eric Yao, Creative Commons license)

What’s in a Chinese Name? For Politicians, Plenty

Savvy city politicians enlist help to choose elegant Chinese names.

Non-citizens will be able to vote at a mock election in Jackson Heights. Voting will run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., as in regular polling places. (Photo by Willis Arnold/Voices of NY)

Legal Immigrants to Vote Tuesday in ‘Mock Election’

They hope to do it for real if a bill gets passed by the City Council.

While Chinese immigrants can be avid gamblers, Chinatown leaders and residents don't think it would be a good idea for New York to build more casinos. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Wary of More Casinos in NYC

Business, East Asian, Elections 2013 November 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

On the heels of Election Day, Sing Tao Daily asks Chinatown leaders and residents whether New York should build more casinos, as gambling is a popular hobby among Chinese.

The newly-drawn City Council District 48. (Image via Center for Urban Research)

‘Super Jewish’ District Turns ‘Super Russian’

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Jewish, Politics October 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

After redistricting, City Council District 48 in southern Brooklyn has more residents from the former Soviet Union and the percentage of Jewish voters has dropped 20 percent. What does this mean come Election Day when four newcomers vie for the vacant seat?

Members of the Central Park Five, left to right - Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana. (Photo by Maysles Institute, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Are Prosecutors Untouchable, Free of Accountability?

Brooklyn, Government, Opinion, Revson Covering NYC October 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

In instances like the Central Park Jogger case, in which five innocent teens were convicted for a vicious crime they did not commit, what are the consequences for the prosecutors who oversaw such a travesty of justice? Are they untouchable? Are they free from accountability?

Costa Constantinides (Photo via Facebook)

Greek-American Candidate Poised to Make History

Elections 2013, Politics, Queens, Western European October 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

If Astoria favorite Costa Constantinides wins on Election Day, he would become the first Greek American in the City Council. He talks community and politics in an interview with Greek News.

Adolfo Carrión hopes to wake the Latino "sleeping giant" by the November mayoral elections. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Carrión Carries On Despite Low Poll Numbers

Education, Elections 2013 October 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Despite the odds stacked against him, Adolfo Carrión trudges onward with his campaign for mayor, vying for voters and press attention as the Independence Party candidate this November, reports Gotham Gazette and Queens Latino.